Secretariat Chief of Staff Oleh Rybachuk took part in II All-Ukrainian Municipal Forum, which is being held in Alushta on September 5-8.
Addressing delegates from all over Ukraine, Rybachuk said the President had always supported the idea to decentralise government and develop local self-government, the president press office reports.
The Chief of Staff said reforms should be implemented consistently, "otherwise they might harm local communities." He is worried some politicians “claim the 23 December, 2005 bill 3207-1 will be passed by the end of the year.” He added such hasty reforms posed a threat to self-government.
Rybachuk said Victor Yushchenko believed it was important to involve regional representatives in forming a 2007 budget.
In his speech, he also focused on the importanceof promoting energy efficiency and resolving municipal problems.
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