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Lukashenko: Mismanagement should be rooted out to raise economic efficiency

MINSK (BelTA) – It is impossible to increase the efficiency of any economic sector without eradicating mismanagement, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said at a session to discuss the draft decree “On ramping up efforts to combat mismanagement and on toughening requirements to executives of all levels” on 12 August, BelTA has learnt.

“One of the most important tasks is improving efficiency of management in all economic sectors. This will be nearly impossible to do unless we eradicate mismanagement, toughen punishment and upgrade requirements to executives,” the President said.

Alexander Lukashenko noted that he had instructed the Presidential Administration to prepare an exhaustive regulation to clearly define the government's position towards those who allow failures. “We cannot put up with a situation when a flawed mediocre and dishonest executive moves from one well-paid cushy job to another. I have reiterated it numerous times. Today we will discuss how to outlaw this practice,” Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said.

“It is clear that bungling executives stay afloat because of negative practices like nepotism, protectionism and the practice of covering each other's backs. In the final run, these executives cause a huge damage not only to a company or organization, but to the country in general. People see everything and shift their resentment to government agencies that allow such HR practices,” the President emphasized.

The head of state asked a reasonable question: Why is it happening? In his view, the reason for it is inadequate accountability of executives for their performance and the choice of employees. This pertains not only to ordinary employees, but also those who cover the back of negligent executives.