MINSK, 5 April (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko appointed new aides to the Belarusian president – inspectors for Minsk Oblast and Gomel Oblast on 5 April, BelTA has learned.
Nikolai Rogashchuk took the vacant position of the aide to the Belarusian president – inspector for Gomel Oblast. Since June 2018, he served as the Minsk Oblast Deputy Governor.
Aleksandr Butarev, the current chairman of the Gorki District Executive Committee, was promoted to the vacant position of the aide to the Belarusian president – inspector for Minsk Oblast.
“These jobs are challenging, even for such experienced officials as you,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed. “The situation is difficult because some people are increasingly trying to create economic problems for Belarus. Your main tasks will be, of course, personnel issues (who to support, who to promote, who to demote) and economic affairs. In the Soviet times, people said that if the economy is fine, people will work well. If the economy is failing, hard work will bear no fruit,” the president noted.
The two newly appointed aides to the president have considerable experience of work in the regions and are well informed about the problems of both urban and rural residents, the head of state noted. Now they will represent the president, which is a great responsibility. “These are our agents in the regions. You should be objective, without trying to please anybody for the sake of good relations. You can do it when you work towards the results. If the results – primarily, economic – are good, then you should team up with certain people and select personnel appropriately,” Aleksandr Lukashenko added.