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.