Today, on January 15, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at its sitting appointed Oleksandr Novikov as the chairman of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) of Ukraine.
"I want to send a message to the public: there will be no more corruption in the state. The leader of NAPC has an overriding task – to shortly ensure openness and transparency of the work of the agency, and most importantly, to ensure the successful fight against corruption. Corruption is one of the most harmful negative factors affecting the level of trust in the authorities," Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk emphasized.
The PM thanked the international partners for their support in advancing anti-corruption reform in Ukraine: "The best practices and expertise that you share are important to us."
Among the foreign officials who attended the Government’s session were the EU Ambassador, the Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ukraine Anka Feldhuzen, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina A. Kvien, UNDP Resident Representative to Ukraine Dafina Gercheva.
The distinguished guests expressed their gratitude to the Government for ensuring a transparent and open competition for the position of the NACP Head and belief that anti-corruption institutions would help to ensure development and prosperity in Ukraine.
The new NACP head has higher legal education and experience of work in bodies of Public Prosecutor and initial inquiry for over 10 years, supported state prosecution in cases of organized crime and economic crimes.
It should be noted that on November 9, 2019, a competition for the selection of the head of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention was announced. On November 25, the Nominations Commission considered 32 submitted packages of documents and admitted 30 candidates to participate in the further competition.