Decentralization of responsibility is growing in regions through the devolution of powers, opportunities and financial resources to local governments. Guided by the European Charter of Local Self-Government, we primarily delegate those powers that allow for competition for leveraging investment and improving quality of life that would provide Ukrainians with high quality education, healthcare, administrative services, and social protection. And in this context, the definition of development priorities, the targeting of funds is a huge responsibility for the consolidated communities. Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko told in the program "Economic Breakthrough" with Pavlo Sheremeta on radio "НВ".
"We must clearly understand that Ukraine is in an active stage of reform. Presently the heads of communities are experiencing the imperfection of the formula for distributing educational subventions. We constantly emphasize this and are working on this issue with the Ministry of Education and Science. We must state that in addition to the basic reverse subvention, it is impossible to predict the amount of funds for the community, which would allow for a qualitative reform of education at the local level. We understand that it is rather hard and are grateful to the heads of communities for taking on the burden in this direction. But, once again, I emphasize that the money transferred to the regions must be properly controlled and distributed. Avoiding a responsible approach to managerial functions, it is impossible to get high-quality education or medicine", said Hennadii Zubko.
"Powers transferred to the local level should be considered by the heads of CC as future prospects. Opportunities and finances vary in each particular community, but it is their incentive to compete, plan their development and attract investment", summed up the top official.