Aleksandr Lukashenko makes new appointments

    President of the Republic of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko made new appointments on 17 March. The head of state appointed:

    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Cyprus on concurrent
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal on concurrent

    The President also approved the appointment of:

    Chairman of the PinskTown Hall
    Chairman of the Svisloch District Executive Committee
     Viktor KotChairman of the Vileika District Executive Committee
     Dmitry MalashenkoChairman of the Kostyukovichi District Executive Committee
     Pavel SaskevichRector of the Belarusian State Agricultural Academy
     Alexei YegorovRector of the P.M.Masherov Vitebsk State University
     Vladimir GrakunDeputy Agriculture and Food Minister
     Vladimir PrivalovDeputy Sport and Tourism Minister
     Dmitry KiykoDeputy Finance Minister
     Alexander RomanovskyDirector General of Brest distillery Belalco
     Mikhail AngerchikDirector General of Molodechno Steel Works
     Mikhail FilimonovDirector General of the Belarusian nuclear power plant
     Viktor KogutDeputy Secretary General of the CIS Inter-parliamentary Assembly Council – representative of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus in the CIS Inter-parliamentary Assembly, representative of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus in the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the Eurasian Economic Space
     Svetlana PishchDeputy Head of the Staff of the Representative Office of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia in the Republic of Belarus
     Maxim MazurkevichDeputy Head of the Central Administration of the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia

    Aleksandr Lukashenko took a close look at the state of affairs in the regions and at emerging problems. The head of state emphasized the need for effective manufacturing, including in agriculture. He told the officials not to expect an easy life and state support in large amounts. 

    “The agriculture has to come to its senses. We cannot continue financing the agriculture the way we did in the past due to various reasons. We have certain commitments to honor, including those in the Customs Union,” said the President. “Second, I notice emerging freeloading trends. You and I were part of the agriculture once. You remember the drill: ask a lot and you will be given slightly less”.

    “A working group led by the prime minister is now looking into agricultural problems. In the near future they are expected to come up with certain recommendations after thoroughly evaluating the situation the way it has been done for the civil engineering industry,” noted Aleksandr Lukashenko.

    “There is only one guideline: it is time to earn money. The earning capacity of agricultural enterprises varies. The head of the district administration should serve as a link for resolving problems and managing the entire system,” added the President.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko drew attention of the municipal administrators to the fact that they should take care of all the enterprises in their districts regardless of the type of ownership. “You are responsible for private and state-run enterprises alike. Because our people work there and you are responsible for them. Second, the enterprises pay taxes and taxes are the lifeblood of the state,” stressed the Belarusian leader.

    The President expressed a fair bit of criticism with regard to the district administrators, who fail to look into problems of private enterprises. “It is human rights. The right to work, the right to the future. People should be able to see their future, should see themselves as working and feeding their families,” noted the head of state.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko also mentioned the management of human resources and discipline. He gave instructions to fire executives and civil servants if they fail to do their jobs instead of giving them other responsible and comfortable positions. “If he is lazy in one job, don’t give him another job. It must not happen,” said the President. “The workforce must understand that we will honor and praise hard-working people. We have nothing against people doing their jobs, but if you cannot handle anything but a broom, just go ahead and sweep. If you are a teacher, go and teach. If you are an engineer, be a foreman in agriculture or someplace else”.

    “They should feel their responsibility. Serious attention must be paid to these matters,” said the head of state.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko also instructed the Belarus President Administration to monitor these matters throughout the entire top-down command structure.