On Wednesday, June 14, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic held a working meeting with the DPR Ministers.
Addressing the ministers at the beginning of the meeting, Alexander Zakharchenko noted that, these days, the main point for our officials, deputies and representatives of all the branches of power is not to break away from the people, to be closer to the Republic’s citizens.
"You represent the executive power, and you can directly solve a number of issues our citizens have. I understand that you can not constantly go out to meetings with citizens and, in general, this is not your job. But you must regularly meet residents of our state. Thus, you will learn both about their problems and the shortcomings and ‘odd people’ in your departments. You possess all the tools and mechanisms for this purpose. Use public reception rooms for direct contact with people. Communicate with people's deputies and local authorities more actively," said the Head of the DPR.
In the course of the meeting, the ministries’ heads voiced the current problems and prospects of the departments accountable to them.
For instance, the Healthcare Minister Alexander Oprishchenko, spoke about the problems in the work of the Donbass Medicines State Enterprise and dilapidated ambulance fleet.
The Minister of Industry and Trade, Alexei Granovsky, reported on the restoration of the republican industry.
The Minister of Communications Viktor Yatsenko made a discussion on the prospect of paying fines for traffic rules’ violations via SMS, through the Phoenix mobile operator. Along with that Yatsenko proposed to introduce a mechanism for paying taxes in the Donbass Post State Enterprise’s offices.
In addition, the issues of the Ministry of Revenue and Duties, the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism and others were considered.
During the meeting, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic announced plans to create a new higher education institution – the Republican Institute for Agriculture. According to Alexander Zakharchenko, the new institute is to be based in Makeyevka, the necessary material base has already been allocated to it, and the enrolment of students may begin already this year.
Instructions and mechanisms were given for resolving the most pressing issues raised at the meeting.
Sourse: Official web-site of the DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko
Official translation by DONi News Agency