Karim Massimov: Local executive authorities to cooperate more actively with community councils

07 August 2016, 00:52
Pavlodar Region

During his working trip to Pavlodar region  the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov has held a meeting with representatives of the community councils of Pavlodar, Akmola, East Kazakhstan and Karaganda regions.

During the meeting  Vice-Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan Marat Azilhanov, Chairman of the public council of Pavlodar region Syzdykov Tito,  member of the public council of Akmola region Dulat Zhurumbayev, Chairman of the EKR Public Council Vladimir Golovatyuk, as well as Chairman of the public council of Karaganda region Erkar Aimagambetov delivered reports.

It was noted that  in accordance with the legislation councils were entrusted with functions of public control over the transparency of the activities of executive bodies and local self-government.

The Prime Minister stressed that akimats should take decisions that affect the interests of citizens and the overall social well-being of the population taking into account the views of the members of public councils. Thus, community councils have a great responsibility in the formation of accountable government.

The country created 225 community councils, including 12 councils at the national level, 16 - at the level of region, Astana and Almaty cities, as well as 197 councils  in cities and regions. 75% of the total number of members of public councils  are representatives of civil society.

The activity of the commissions includes the social and legal issues, economic issues, budget, support for entrepreneurship, agriculture, housing and communal services.