MINSK, 13 May (BelTA) – Heads of district administrations should be more independent in decision-making, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he announced new personnel decisions, BelTA has learned.
“The only thing I ask you to do is to show more initiative. Unfortunately, I don't see much activity on the part of heads of district administrations. I do not mean media presence. I mean decision-making in your area of responsibility,” the Belarusian leader said.
“You know the situation around the country. You also know the situation inside the country, at least in the district where you work, on the ground. You are not newcomers. All of you graduated from the Public Administration Academy [under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus], all of you knew what you would have to do. Can I say that the time is not easy now? Well, it has always been so for us. I would rather say that this is a time of opportunity - I have said more than once that everyone should jump at emerging opportunities,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
According to the president, agricultural industry and public outreach are the main areas of responsibility for the heads of the district administrations: “All these districts are agricultural areas, therefore the number one task is agriculture and people, personnel.”