Groisman deceives the Ukrainians about the road repair, – Klymenko
In 2017, the government will spend about UAH 15 billion on Ukrainian roads. It is a half of the amount, which was promised by Groisman, namely, UAH 30 billion. At the same time, the prime minister himself makes false statements about threefold increase in costs of road repairs this year. It was stated by Oleksandr Klymenko, the leader of the “Uspishna Kraina” party, on his Facebook page.
According to the politician, the law on the state budget 2017 includes UAH 15 billion allocated to road repairs. 6.6 billion will go to repairs and maintenance of the roads, 7,1 billion will be spent on distributing debts to creditors, the rest – special programs.
In addition, UAH 800 million will be spent on improvement of Lviv-Ternopil-Uman and Bila Tserkva-Odesa-Mykolaiv as a part of amendments. The corresponding draftlaw has been adopted only in the first reading.
“Let’s have a look at the law on the state budget 2016. It was allocated 13,9 billion to roads. It was stated that 6.5 billion would go to repairs and maintenance of the roads, 7,1 billion would be spent on distributing debts. Anyway, 15 billion is not three times more than 13.9 billion”, – the politician wrote.
The leader of the “Uspishna Kraina” recalled that in autumn 2016 and in March 2017, Groisman promised to allocate not UAH 15 billion to road repairs, but 30. Thus, it comes about the sum, which is twice as much than allocated funds.
“It seems that he has already forgotten about this promise,” – Klymenko stated. According to him, nowadays, the word “reform” was replaced by “planning” among the current authorities. Consequently, the power is planning to fulfil the Minsk agreements and to return Donbas, to increase the income of Ukrainian citizens and to raise the economy. They are “planning” to make Ukraine attractive for investments and to decrease the tax burden on business. They are planning to repair the roads.
“However, “to plan” and “to do” have different meanings. Well, we planned. Well, we failed. Sorry. It is always the same: there is plethora noise, and there is no specific work. This is the main difference between populists and public servants, who work for the benefit of the country”, – Klymenko summed up.
According to him, billions for broken roads, which were promised by the authorities (in 2016, and later in 2017), are fixed in the budget resolution only for 2018-2020.
Let us remind, Oleksandr Klymenko has already provided calculations. According to it, under the current amount of funding for road repair, it is necessity to spend more than 200 years. At the same time, the leader of the “Uspishna Kraina” presented his own option of resolving the road issue in Ukraine. It provides the accumulation of excise duty on purchase of fuel and its consumption solely for repair and development of a road infrastructure. In addition, the politician assumes an opportunity of construction of toll roads in Ukraine, which will not replace the free roads. It will become an alternative in logistics for people and create additional opportunities for economic development.
Link to source: Oleksandr Klymenko Facebook Page