The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the Action Program of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, presented by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk.
236 MPs voted in favour of the document.
While presenting the Program, Oleksiy Honcharuk noted that the Action Program is the basis for the future work of the Government and includes three components: human capital development, economic growth and building an effective state.
In the next five years, the Government plans to continue, in particular, the formation of a New Ukrainian School, the reform of education and that of the healthcare basing on the principle of "money follows the patient", and the continuation of the Available Medicines program.
“The main task for the next five years is to overcome poverty. This is not just some kind of mouthing. In Ukraine, unfortunately, more than ten million of our fellow citizens live below the poverty line. What does it mean? It means that they receive less than the subsistence minimum”, Oleksiy Honcharuk emphasized in his speech.
Oleksiy Honcharuk added that during the following 5 years, the Government makes it the aim to achieve 40 percent economic growth and considers such an objective quite realistic.
“For that, the growing trend of next year should be 5% and each consecutive year - 7%. This is a completely real story. This requires increasing the level of economic freedom in the country because the free person is more productive. Our ideological platform, which is the basis for our economic strategy, is, of course, economic freedom”, the Prime Minister of Ukraine emphasized.
The Head of Government also presented a vision on reforming the financial system, the customs and tax services, a strategy of cheapening resources for business, as well as a strategy of reducing the state budget deficit, raising the incomes of Ukrainian families.
“We assume that each Ukrainian family, each Ukrainian household, whose incomes are rather low, should not spend more than 15 percent of their total income on utilities. Until we provide a different level of income for these people, the state should protect such families and help them, support them through a subsidy program, which will certainly be prolonged”, Oleksiy Honcharuk emphasized.