MINSK, 10 October (BelTA) – Belarus is mulling over measures to make the distribution of social services more fair, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the conference to discuss security matters, BelTA has learned.
The head of state noted that the recent government meeting went beyond discussing measures to curb price increases. This topic indeed dominated the agenda, but the participants of the meeting also touched upon the problem of a significant number of social parasites who do not want to work.
“We are now contemplating measures to deal with them. Chairman of trade unions Mikhail Orda was right when he said [at the government meeting to discuss economic matters] that several thousand do not work although they receive social services, including education and especially healthcare, like everyone else. Is it fair? It is not,” the Belarusian leader said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that justice has always been and remains at the heart of social policy of Belarus: “We will stick to it.” And the main goal of the meeting on prices and similar events is to address the problems that cause tension and public discontent.