Advanced Training of the Chairmen of Local Councils of Deputies

       On 16 April 2008 the Chairmen of Town and Region Councils of Deputies that improve the level of their skills in the Institute for Top Management Personnel of the Academy of Public Administration under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus had a visiting practice lesson in Shumilino Region as part of the activity of the Council for Cooperation of Local Self-Government Bodies at the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus. Mr A. Atiasov, member of the Council for Cooperation of Local Self-Government Bodies, Chairman of Vitebsk Province Council of Deputies, Ms I. Novikova, Chairperson of Shumilino Region Council of Deputies, and Mr V. Podleshchuk, Chairman of Shumilino Region Executive Committee, also took part in the lesson.
       The participants reviewed the progress of enhancing the role of the local government and self-government bodies in solving the problems of life sustenance of the population, and discussed the process of reorganization of villages in order to reduce the number of empty households in the countryside and regulate household registers, which was initiated by the President of the Republic of Belarus. They also considered a number of other questions relating to the activities of local Councils of Deputies with special focus on financial support of primary territorial level Councils of Deputies’ activities (Shumilino Region in particular), as well as to creating and consolidating of their taxation base.