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Prime Minister: Effective action against corruption is the key to additional budget revenues and efficient resource management
28.02.2018 | 12:25
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

Effective action in fighting corruption and high-quality work of anti-corruption bodies and anti-corruption court will be a guarantee of not just eliminating violations of law, but will allow filling the budget with funds that were previously distributed by corrupt officials to line their pockets. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stressed during the Government sitting.

"We will root out corruption, we will fill the budget. An example is the customs office. Last year we accumulated a resource worth UAH 70 billion in the budget. I want to say that a large share of the money was distributed (among officials – ed.). Now, when we start to systematically change the situation, funds remain in the budget", said Volodymyr Groysman, "Therefore, we can modernize the country, raise social standards."

During the session, members of the Cabinet of Ministers heard a regular - the fifth - report of the Together Against Corruption public initiative that reveals corruption risks in the work of central authorities. The most alarming cases were the trade in counterfeit sick-lists, driving licenses, as well as the lack of a truly working risk assessment system in road construction sector. As the authors of the report pointed out, the state will allot up to UAH 50 billion this year on road construction, and control over the use of funds and the quality of work performed is a rather important issue.

The Head of Government commended the results of the study and promised overall support to the initiative and their further activity.

 

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