While the developed countries are working on the development of the so-called new, that is, digital economy, 95% of our IT sector is outsourcing. MP Oleksandr Danchenko from the Samopomich Union faction states that this is due to the fact that there is no domestic market for the consumption of digital services in Ukraine.
The parliamentarian says that the government is unwilling to introduce digital services because they kill corruption.
Oleksandr Danchenko continues, “For the past year and a half, the whole country has been working on getting one billion dollars in tranche from the IMF. Prices have been increased, people have been driven into tariff bondage. At the same time, the introduction of the electronic excise stamp alone could give a minimum of 9 billion hryvnias per year, the control over lotteries – another 6 billion hryvnias per year.”
Thus, the introduction of only five electronic services – among which there are those mentioned above – can automatically bring 28 billion to the budget annually.
The people’s deputy emphasizes, “The state should become the customer of all this. But how can the state be the customer if it does not want to fight corruption with digital services? It does not want us to have transparent elections with electronic technologies, electronic digital signature.”
Summing up, Oleksandr Danchenko cites the example of Estonia where two million digital signatures are used weekly now. “Almost the entire population is using digital services. Two million digital signatures a week gave a 2% increase in Estonian GDP,” the parliamentarian summarizes.