Nazarbayev calls for new territorial development programmes by 2025
The Mazhilis of Parliament held a meeting chaired by the National Leader involving members of the Government, Nur Otan party and its faction in the lower house, where the implementation of the Party’s Election Program “Kazakhstan - 2021: Unity. Stability. Creation” and the National Plan “100 concrete steps” were considered, Strategy2050.kz informs with reference to elbasy.kz.
The meeting heard reports by the Prime Minister, Mazhilis Speaker, Finance Minister, Deputy Premiers.
Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Party's Chairman, pointed out the Party’s special role in the development of the country and improving the welfare of the people.
“The Party needs to consolidate the society, rally the elites to the side of President-elect Tokayev Kassym-Jomart Kemelevich. Being the country's leading political force, the Party must ensure the continuity of the strategic course of development of the country. So the Government and the faction have to solve specific problems of people together,” the Party Chairman said.
Speaking of the outcomes of the election program and the National Plan, he pointed out the risks associated with the remaining obligations of the Party.
“The Party has achieved some positive results. For three and a half years, more than 430 thousand jobs have been created, and 2.7 thousand kilometers of roads have been built. The Eurasian transcontinental corridor is operational. The share of small and medium-sized businesses in the country's GDP reached 28 per cent. In just a year, Kazakhstan climbed up by 8 positions in the Doing Business rankings, being 28th,” the first President said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed that the election program of the winning party should form the basis of the five-year activity of the Government, and members of the Party Faction in the Mazhilis should constantly monitor the implementation of the program, timely responding to possible risks.
“The task is to maintain long-term leadership. The works on preparing a new election program of the Party for the Mazhilis elections should begin today. It should be based on a strato-oriented approach, express the interests of different social groups in a precise manner, and respond to specific requests of people, ” the Party Chairman said.
At the same time, he accentuated the implementation of development programs for the country's regions.
“These strategic programs are being carried out formally. There is no appropriate control over their implementation. Some items are not implemented at all. There are constant adjustments to planned indicators. Therefore, the Ministry of National Economy, together with Nur Otan and its factions, needs to organize a hearing on the implementation of these programs. We need to start developing new programs for territorial development by 2025,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
In so doing, the first President ordered to have territorial development programs for each district, city, and region in place by 1 March 2020.
The National Leader also dwelled on the current work of the Mazhilis’s Nur Otan Faction and local representative bodies, emphasizing that the Party’s rating is made up of the work of deputies of all levels.
Nursultan Nazarbayev directed to reconsider the format of working trips of deputies to the regions and intensify work on holding meetings of first leaders with citizens in the Party’spublic reception rooms.
“According to the analysis the Party deputies are not actively using the media. In addition, the Nur Otan faction does not always take the initiative on wider issues of concern to society. Over the past few months, members of the Nur Otan faction have not expressed their position on almost any resonant case,” the first President said.
In addition, the National Leader stressed the need to exclude bureaucracy and complicated coordination procedures within the Faction.
Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed to intensify the work of party bodies - the Party Control Committee and the Republican Public Anti-Corruption Council.
“The member deputes of the mentioned bodies should actively participate in their work. They should ask urgent questions in a constructive manner, propose concrete solutions, involving our public,” the Party Chairman said.
At the same time, he noted that the deputies of the Faction practically did not take advantage of the legislative initiative entrusted to them by the Constitution of the country.
“Deputies are the backbone of the Party, the foundation of an active electorate. The people delegated you the appropriate authority through the Party. You should work to solve the problems of our citizens,” the National Leader said.
At the end of the speech, Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized the importance of maintaining the Party’s political leadership.
“Our main task involves stability, prosperity of Kazakhstan and well-being of ordinary citizens. So it is important to make every effort to live up to our promises,” the Party Chairman said.
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