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Lukashenko demands strong discipline at all enterprises

MINSK, 12 November (BelTA) – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko demands that all companies should enforce iron discipline and fulfill all the instructions given before. Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he visited OAO Keramin on 12 November, BelTA has learned.

“Why are you mad at me? I told you what you should do, so go ahead. As long as you keep electing me, I will make decisions and you will fulfill them,” the President said.

Alexander Lukashenko reminded about the situation at OAO Borisovdrev. “Do I really have to go there to put things right? They said that a year was not enough. Now they say they will handle it in a week. A week is enough for the things that could not be done in a year? They will throw millions, billions of Belarusian rubles down the drain, wreck the machinery and will heroically try to fix the mess they have done before. It is not okay. It is not how it is supposed to be, especially, at such a company,” the head of state said.

Alexander Lukashenko admitted that OAO Borisovdrev was not a well-performing company, but the government gave it money for modernization, therefore the company had to put things right. “If the state helps you and people have been mobilized, you need to do something. The task had been set a year ago. I came again and saw that the company failed to accomplish some of the tasks and was badly managed. On top of that, they tried to conceal it! Why are you hiding it? It takes me just a glance to see what I need to check. Why are you doing it?” the President asked.

Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that he will tour all major companies where he had given instructions before. “It is not a president’s job, but I have to do it, because the government does not work,” he added.

“They thought they would be able to get away with it. It is unacceptable,” the President said. Speaking about Boris Batura, he noted that he was one of the best governors; however the instructions of the head of state should be faultlessly fulfilled.

Addressing Minsk Mayor Nikolai Ladutko, the President instructed him to prepare the capital city for the winter and fix things in all the districts of the city.

“There has been a dump behind Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant for several years already. Neither Kobyakov nor Ladutko sees it,” the President said.

“If we think that we are civilized people, if we are in the center of Europe, we should act like civilized people. This is the essence of my demands. Foreigners come here and say that Minsk is such a beautiful city. We should measure up to it,” the President said.