Sharing Experience is the Keystone of Successful Work

        During the meeting 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 that took place on 21 May 2008, the chairmen of regional Councils of Deputies that raise 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 shared their experience in the field of making the work of primary and basic level Councils of Deputies more effective.
       Ms S. Gerasimovich and Mr V. Pantukhov, members of the Council for Cooperation of Local Self-Government Bodies, Chairpersons of Minsk and Mogilev Province Councils of Deputies, informed the participants of the meeting about improvements made to the coordination of primary and basic level Councils of Deputies activity and about organizational and methodical support rendered to them by province Councils of Deputies. The speakers focused on the steps taken towards raising the status of local self-government bodies and their influence in the questions of securing the life sustenance of the population. Another point was improving the scheme of financial support of village Councils of Deputies and consolidating their taxation base.
       Mr A. Stepanenko, Administrative Secretary of the Council for Cooperation of Local Self-Government Bodies, dwelt upon the following issues in his speech: intensification of the deputy corps activities on all levels, raising the deputies’ responsibility for the state of things in their territorial units, functioning of territorial public self-government bodies, searching and employing new forms and methods of work with the population, improving the procedure of preparation and conducting the sittings of local Councils of Deputies, maintaining the deliberateness and quality of the decisions taken, strengthening control over their implementation.
       Mr N. Shish, Chairman of Smorgon Region Council of Deputies, Ms I. Shlyakhtun, Chairperson of Ostrovets Region Council of Deputies, Ms T. Sokolovskaya, Chairperson of Yelsk Region Council of Deputies, and Mr V. Atlivanov, Chairman of Zhitkovichi Region Council of Deputies, shared their work experience.
       All questions of the participants of the meeting received answers in a comprehensive manner.