The faction of Samopomich will not support amendments to the Budget Code. The position of the political force is voiced by MP Roman Semenukha. The reason is that the majority of amendments from Samopomich, which, in particular, could strengthen local budgets and local governments, were not taken into account, unfortunately.
“We hear ardent speeches about decentralization and empowerment… It is true that the powers and responsibilities of local self-government are increasing, but the Verkhovna Rada is in no way strengthening their capacity. We offered a very simple thing – to enable communities to collect more and leave taxes on the ground. Otherwise, it’s just a profanation and local governments are just suffering from such a decentralization,” Semenukha said.