POSTAVY DISTRICT, 5 August (BelTA) - Officials will bear the responsibility for safe-keeping of feed for animal husbandry, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said during a working trip to Postavy District, Vitebsk Oblast on 5 August, BelTA has learned.
The president warned that Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo, who is a veterinarian by profession, will bear personal responsibility for cases of livestock being fed damaged fodder in the country.
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that there are already cases when haylage was incorrectly stocked in the pits and water-damaged by rains.
"Please look into these cases and keep tabs on this matter. After all, we do want to avoid loss of cattle, don't we?" the head of state said addressing Deputy Prime Minister Leonid Zayats.
In this regard the president gave an instruction to Commissioner for the Vitebsk Oblast, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko: "You are responsible for Vitebsk Oblast. What we need is iron discipline! If we need the help of the army, we will involve the army. If we need the help of the police, we will throw all our forces here.”
The head of state drew attention to a number of other shortcomings that he observed locally, including from the helicopter. "There is not a single tractor on the field. There are rolls of straw lying in the places in a field where no one will ever harvest them. Why it wasn't chopped, scattered across the field and plowed? These are elementary things," he said.