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Council of Ministers instructed to requalify all executive personnel in Belarus

MINSK, BelTA – The Council of Ministers will have to requalify all the personnel in executive positions in the country. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko gave the relevant instructions in his address to the nation and the parliament on 24 April, BelTA has learned.

The head of state said: “The Council of Ministers has to requalify all the executives. If someone is unable to work effectively, they are free to quit right away. The same applies to the ministers.”

Alexander Lukashenko remarked that government institutions should keep up with the times, should pursue a broader policy without restricting their work to their own agency's interests. “Where is the industry-wise policy you've promised to me? There are over 1,000 enterprises in the light industry alone but [the Belarusian state light industry concern] Bellegprom fails to notice them. Or the concern may not be even aware of them, may not have a full list of such enterprises, particularly private ones. Those enterprises can really convert their business ideas into money. It is up to the ministers in charge of specific branches of the economy to ever increase their branch's contribution to the GDP,” said the Belarusian leader.

The president stressed that the state administration system should also rethink its policies to match these goals.