President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych demands regional governors to
prevent the growth of wage arrears, he said at a meeting of the
Council of Regions, presidential press office reported.
The President stressed that the situation of wage arrears is one of the indicators of government’s effectiveness in the regions.
"We must seriously analyze, where do these debts come from and what must be done about them. We must not sit and wait until the situation resolves itself. We must improve it ourselves," he said, addressing regional governors present at the meeting.
"I address all the officials: Use your powers today and do not allow the increase of salary arrears. During the time of growing prices it is absolutely unacceptable," Viktor Yanukovych said.
The President also drew attention to the problem of citizens’ debts for utility services growing. "Please, analyze what is going on and what can be done about it," Viktor Yanukovych said.
The President added that during the previous and current year these debts have increased by 20% or 2.2 billion UAH, adding that this negative dynamics has been observed in almost all regions of Ukraine.
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