The reform of local self-government should ensure the development of self-sufficient regions, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych told journalists in Odesa, ForUm learned from the press service of the President.

"The reform of local self-government will create conditions for the development of regional self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life," Yanukovych noted.

According to the President, decentralization of the government  should provide a gradual transfer of powers from central government to local self-government. According to him, this will improve a fairness of the decision-making on many issues.

In his opinion, the development of the regional strategy should also belong to the competence of local authorities. Certainly, the reform of local self-government should pass gradually and consistently. "But we should notice a progress from year to year," Yanukovych said.


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