At present, 705 consolidated communities are formed in almost all regions of Ukraine, and this process will further continue to grow steadily, because amalgamation is a new level of solving pressing issues that concern people. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced on the air of the TV channel 5.
"It is important for people to be aware of the value of consolidation - with the preservation of villages and identity. It offers an opportunity to reach a new level of solving the most burning issues that are of great concern for people - education, health care, roads, etc. For our part, we spare no effort", the Prime Minister stressed.
The Head of Government emphasized that the process of amalgamation steps up the development of the regions. "Today, 705 communities have been already created. In 2014, I was told that this will never happen, however today we see the result ", he added.
According to him, at present there are many mechanisms of consolidation - even in Luhansk and Donetsk regions, where the civil-military administrations are formed. The Head of Government is convinced that it is not necessary to wait until consolidated community will be created, because a joint work for the benefit of the region allows not only to increase the existing possibilities, but also to avoid any political risks, for example, of pre-election populism.
"The three pillars of decentralization - powers, financial resources and responsibility. The state has a control function. We (partially) already have the legal basis for all processes, and we continue to work out them. Our desire is to ensure the whole country consists of strong and developed communities. It will change the life of Ukrainians for the better. People will feel changes", the Prime Minister claimed.
He also drew attention to the fact that both amalgamation and awareness of the problems of the region allow to switch from day to day development plans to development based on the principles of medium-term planning.
"Today it is essential to shape community development strategies. People know better what they need. We, within the priorities of the state, will support it, the Prime Minister stressed.- We are now completely retroffiting the work of the Cabinet of Ministers. We endorsed the five-year action plan- with priorities and tasks ... We see where we should go and what to do".