During A Question Time for the Government, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Schmyhal outlined five objectives in the framework of the decentralization reform. He stressed that according to the studies the decentralization reform was recognized as one of the most successful in Ukraine.
“Formation of sustainable territorial communities, shaping of a new system of administrative and territorial structure, distribution of powers among local self-government bodies and executive authorities, reviewing the powers of local state administrations taking into account new powers of local self-government bodies and stimulating the development of local democracy instruments. These are the key objectives the resolving of which should entail people’s comfort and safety. Each citizen should know where to appeal in case he needs help and who is responsible for solving his/her problems because the State implies first and foremost protection and service,” Denis Shmyhal said.
The Prime Minister told that as a result 1,045 consolidated communities (CCs) out of the planned 1,400 CCs had already been formed. He noted that by the end of March, 100% of Ukraine's territory should be covered by prospective plans.
Apart from that, the PM stated that optimized social infrastructure networks should be formed in 100% of the territorial communities of Ukraine. “Each CC must have a center for the administrative service provision (CASP). The key issue is accessibility,” stressed Denys Shmyhal.