Parliament preserved the scandalous composition of the National Commission for State Regulation in Energy and Utilities for another year and a half

Today, in the second reading the Verkhovna Rada supported the law on the National Commission for State Regulation in Energy and Utilities. The key objective of the bill was renewal of the composition of the energy regulator; nevertheless, the majority of the Parliament on the contrary approved the current composition of the body.
“They kept the structure of the today’s Commission for another year and a half” “Samopomich” MP Lev Pidlisetskyi expresses his outrage.
Viktoriia Voitsitska adds, “Our goal was to do everything possible to have the present composition of the Commission renewed within 6 months, since this one has completely discredited itself. How can we make people pay the tariffs that increased significantly when the Regulator, which is responsible for the tariffs, is doing everything to ensure enrichment of the oligarchs – Hryhoryshyn, Akhmetov?”
“Samopomich Union” deputies supported the initiative of changing the composition of the regulator for the sake of creating an independent body that would defended the interests of consumers.
“Now the President will actually exercise full control over the appointing the members of the regulator. Therefore, people should be aware of the fact that when they receive new bills with increased tariffs, their questions should be addressed to the President; because this is he who, first of all, will form the composition of the nomination commission and, secondly, this is he who today having every authority to dismiss the Chairman of the Commission, is not doing this. Unfortunately, they don’t let this whole situation be changed,” sums up Viktoriia Voitsitska.

Viktoriya VojtsitskaLev Pidlisetskyj
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