Nazarbayev dismissed Government of Kazakhstan
Astana. February 22. KazTAG - President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has dismissed the Government of Kazakhstan, Akorda reports.
"I have taken an important decision for our country (...). As a President and guarantor of the Constitution, taking into account the interests of our people I have made the following decision. I believe the Government must resign. New Cabinet must take effective steps to improve the level of life, stimulate the economy and perform the strategic tasks," said N. Nazarbayev on Thursday.
In his words, social-economic situation has been stable in previous years.
"Undoubtedly, it is a positive moment. But it is not enough. The third modernization and the Plan of Nation-100 concrete steps were targeted on enhancement of structural reforms. Performance of the Five Institutional Reforms was supposed to increase SME share and lower the share of state sector in the economy, clear the banks, increase trust to courts and law enforcement system," he said in his statement.
In his words, despite adoption of numerous laws, Governmental decrees, positive changes have not been achieved.
"GDP growth was mainly provided by crude resources. The Government jointly with the National Bank failed to create real stimulus and tools for qualitative rehabilitation of the economy. The analysis of the performed state programs has shown that they are not being performed and there are no concrete results on a number of directions. Creation of productive work places is insufficient, especially in rural areas. Small and medium enterprises have not become the growth drivers, while their development has not become the main task of akims and ministers," he said.
N. Nazarbayev reminded he repeatedly ordered "to consider revenues and people's life quality as the main priority for each Government member and each akim".
"Two years ago we conducted a Constitutional reform, while the Government and the akims got all the powers and independence to resolve socio-economic problems. All the necessary state programs were adopted, including, industrial, social, infrastructure development, health care and education. Resources have been allocated for their performance. However, the system work has not been developed. Real revenues of people have not been growing. The share of expenses for food products in family budgets has been growing," he added.
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