B. Sagintayev instructs to within one week assess the responsibility of officials for the underutilization of budget funds
At today’s meeting of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, during the consideration of the results of the socio-economic development of the country and the execution of the National budget for eight months of 2018, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev gave a number of specific instructions to central and local state bodies.
Having heard the reports of the Ministers of National Economy T. Suleimenov, Finance � B. Sultanov, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev addressed the ministries, where significant amounts of underutilized budget funds accumulated. Thus, the amount of underutilized funds in the Ministry of Defence allocated from the National budget was 15.4 billion tenge, the Ministry of Culture and Sport – 11.1 billion tenge, the Ministry of Agriculture – 10.9 billion tenge, the Ministry of Internal Affairs – 9.5 billion tenge, The Ministry of Information and Communication – 5.7 billion tenge.
These are very large amounts, this money can be used to build so many schools, hospitals, kindergartens, to repair roads. This money should be utilized in a timely manner, � the Prime Minister said, noting that unused funds will be withdrawn from the balance of agencies and redirected to the implementation of state and industry programs in others.
Particular attention was paid to regions showing unreached target indicators of economic growth.
Akim of Kyzylorda region K. Kusherbayev said that in eight months of the year the funds from the National budget were used at 90%, 2.9 billion tenge was unused.
Akim of Turkestan region Zh. Tuimebayev reported on the underutilized target transfers allocated from the National budget in the amount of 1.9 billion tenge.
Akim of West Kazakhstan region A. Kulginov noted that since the beginning of the year a stable negative value for industry has been observed. Since June, its negative value has been growing. Underutilized targeted transfers allocated from the National budget amounted to 1.4 billion tenge.
Akim of Pavlodar region B. Bakauov reported that the amount of underutilized targeted transfers in the region amounted to 1.3 billion tenge.
Akim of North Kazakhstan region K. Aksakalov reported that the number of SMEs with a turnover of more than 2 million tenge was 10 887 or 38% (in the region as of July 1, there are 28 390 SMEs in total) from the total operating SMEs in the region, which is more than the republic-wide values by 9.9%. At the same time, the amount of underutilized targeted transfers allocated from the National budget is 1.3 billion tenge.
Underutilization in Zhambyl region, as reported by Akim A. Myrzakhmetov, amounted to 1.1 billion tenge.
Summing up the consideration of this issue, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev instructed the Akims to analyze the current situation, to consider the responsibility of executives who failed to achieve the targets of economic growth.
The Head of State sets the task of ensuring growth of not less than 4%. However, according to statistical data, following the results of 8 months the growth was 3.8%. As Timur Muratovich (Suleimenov) noted in his report, in order to achieve growth of 4% by the end of the year, we need to ensure a monthly average growth of more than 4%. There is a lot more work now, � B. Sagintayev said, noting that, as reported by First Deputy Prime Minister A. Mamin, the work stopped in August because of holidays or some other reasons, – In simple terms, you are slacking off.
It should be noted that, according to the data of the Ministry of National Economy, the decline in the country’s economic growth is also due to external pressures and turbulence.
If taking into account external and internal factors, this still does not cancel the task. We have all the opportunities to implement the President’s instructions and finish the year safely. Therefore, I charge you to take this issue seriously. I instruct the Akims to conduct a debriefing, to assess the responsibility of the executives for unreached targets. The information on the measures taken and disciplinary actions is to be submitted to the Office of the Prime Minister within a week, � the Prime Minister said.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan