Belarus President makes new appointments
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made new appointments on 29 July.
The head of state appointed:
Gennady Solovei – Chairman of the Gomel Oblast Executive Committee;
Anatoly Linevich – Belarus President’s aide, inspector for Vitebsk Oblast;
Guryanov – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic
of Belarus to the Republic of San Marino (concurrent accreditation).
The President also approved the appointment of:
Aleksandr Shubsky as Chairman of the Glubokoye District Executive Committee;
Viktor Gutorov as Chairman of the Shumilino District Executive Committee;
Aleksandr Sidorenko as Chairman of the Zhitkovichi District Executive Committee;
Andrei Turuk as Chairman of the Korma District Executive Committee;
Yevgeny Krukovich as Chairman of the Volozhin District Executive Committee;
Valery Melnik as Chairman of the Lyuban District Executive Committee;
Sergei Pilishchik as Chairman of the Kopyl District Executive Committee;
Aleksandr Butarev as Chairman of the Gorki District Executive Committee;
Mikhail Gulyi as Chairman of the Kirovsk District Executive Committee;
Stepan Polonnikov as Chairman of the Krugloye District Executive Committee;
Konstantin Zhigutsky as Chairman of the Osipovichi District Executive Committee;
Sergei Mikhalyuta as Chairman of the Slavgorod District Executive Committee;
Vitaly Vlasevich as Head of the Administration of the Pervomaisky District of Bobruisk;
Dmitry Korchik as Director General of the Belarusian Steel Works Management Holding Company;
Aleksandr Osmolovsky as Chairman of the Board of the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange;
Aleksandr Kadlubai as Deputy Education Minister;
Sergei Nesterovich as First Deputy Minister of Communication and Informatization;
Andrei Yakobson as Deputy Head of the Belarusian Railways.
President Aleksandr Lukashenko demanded higher salaries and their
timely payment in the regions as he approved the appointment of heads of
local executive and regulatory bodies.
at salaries. Make sure that people get decent salaries. Wherever it is
not possible, salaries should be at least satisfactory, so that people
know that tomorrow, under certain circumstances, their salaries will be
higher. Salaries should rise. And not because we are having elections
soon. People do not tolerate when such things are done for political
reasons. It is out of question,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
head of state noted that salaries, pensions and benefits are increasing
little by little in the country. “People see it. Decision-makers should
know that a salary is something sacred, this is the main source of
income for our people. Therefore, salaries should be paid in time and
they should increase,” the President said.
the same time, the President emphasized that this year and the next one
will be special for Belarus as the country runs two election campaigns.
“We do not have party bodies, no Communist Party of the Soviet Union;
in other words, there is no body that focuses solely on politics.
Everything is in your hands. This situation has both advantages and
disadvantages. I earnestly ask you: everything should be organized up to
par,” the head of state said.
to the President, the situation in the regions where the newly
appointed officials will be sent is overall stable. “People understand
us and support today’s authorities. This is good and this is right.
Therefore, you need to keep in touch with people, no pressure will be
tolerated. Treat people with respect and kindness. You will be put to
the test, so get ready. Look at the things that should be fixed not only
in agro-towns, but also in district capitals. Here we have brought
things into order and created new jobs,” the President said.
Lukashenko emphasized that a fair and honest attitude to people should
be at the heart of politics at the local level. “The demand for justice
is still here and is getting more pronounced,” he added.
plan to visit the south-east of the country in the near future. I saw
it from the helicopter, but we need to sit and look carefully into the
program [on the development of the south-eastern districts of Mogilev
Oblast]. Plans are in place to meet with the local authorities and
discuss everything,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko. The president was
interested in the progress made in the implementation of his decree on
the social and economic development of the region and the corresponding
regional program through 2020. The President was briefed that a number
of new agricultural, food and woodworking companies had been set up in
head of state also asked about the situation in other regions of the
country, agricultural companies and weak farms there. “How are things
with Ovsyanka? This was one of the best farms in Belarus once, never
mind Gorki District. Gorki District is the leading region in the
country. It needs to be supported. It was refurbished before it hosted
Dazhynki,” the President said.
Lukashenko also spoke about Krugloye District: “This is a very good
region. A lot needs to be done there. I visit the region some 20 times a
year. It is not big and the right areas of work were chosen there from
the very beginning. The region just needs some support.”
President Aleksandr Lukashenko has approved the appointment of Dmitry
Korchik Director General of the Belarusian Steel Works – the Management
Holding Company of the Belarusian Metallurgical Company.
Dmitry Korchik worked as Deputy Industry Minister before.
Osmolovsky, the former head of the main department for diplomatic corps
and official delegations of the Diplomatic Service at the President
Property Management Department, has been named Chairman of the Board of
the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE).
positions to which you are appointed are important for the country,”
the head of state stressed during the ceremony to announce new
appointments. The President said he wants to see the Belarusian
Universal Commodity Exchange to grow and develop: “Things are slow at
the BUCE. We need to shake them up and bring more goods to the
Lukashenko approved the appointment of the new director general of the
Belarusian Steel Works - Managing Company of the Holding Company
“Belorussian Metallurgical Company”. “The company is one of the
country’s flagships. A lot has been done there. The foundation has been
built. I would love to see the result,” the President said. He stressed
the importance of creating jobs at the enterprise and ramping up