Civil servants of the entire power vertical should take prompt decisions to focus organizations and enterprises on efficient work and making money without the reliance on budget funds, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus said at the session to discuss the development of small populated areas in Orsha District and Shklov District on 12 November, BelTA has learned.
In particular, addressing the governors of Vitebsk Oblast and Mogilev Oblast, the President stressed that the results of their work this year will be analyzed. One of the main issues is that economic operators and other organizations should have a clear picture of their development prospects in view of the current situation on the market and the demand for certain products.
"Think about it during winter. Please determine our future goals. There should be no concessions and hollow promises," the head of state emphasized.
Alexander Lukashenko underlined that the entire power vertical should take part in the resolution of these issues. "We must determine the zones of responsibility. The chairman of the rural council should be the main authority here. He must have certain functions and authorities," the President said. "But the vertical must work. It is needed to learn to make money. We will make the power vertical work hard and yield results."
According to the head of state, local authorities should step up efforts to solve certain development issues. "Do what you can, then the government and other public bodies will perform their functions," he said.
According to Alexander Lukashenko, it is inadmissible when enterprises do not have a development plan. "They are used to getting money from the budget. They work, make next to nothing, and do not know what the future has in store for them," the head of state said.
In the town of Kopys, Orsha District, Alexander Lukashenko also visited the potteries of the local arts and crafts center. The President pointed out the importance of preserving arts and crafts for the state and encouraged the organization to look for additional non-budget financing sources.