POSTAVY, 5 August (BelTA) – In order to achieve good economic performance, it is necessary to enforce discipline at enterprises, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting in Postavy to discuss the work of agro-industrial associations of Vitebsk Oblast, BelTA has learned.
“If the agricultural sector fails, it will have far-reaching consequences for other sectors. If there is no iron fist, nothing can be done. We cannot do without Vitebsk Oblast, it would be hard for us, as this region has well-performing districts, solid agricultural enterprises. However, there are idlers in every region. The country can easily do without them. We can make enough products on our own. And if we stop giving money to idlers who waste it and invest this money in those who work well, the agricultural output in our country will rise by 25-30%. So idlers should think about it. We need to work hard, to make the most of the situation. Therefore, iron discipline is a must,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.
The head of state noted that stability in society relies on a strong economy. “This is the pillar, this is the main thing. The economy is at the heart of everything. A strong economy requires hard work. We have everything in place to work efficiently, except for discipline and responsibility. Though this pertains to some people, not to all,” Aleksandr Lukashenko added.