The deputies of the local council took a decision to give a new name to the village central square. That action is supposed to be a sign of respect and gratitude for the decisive unwillingness to recognize the annexation of the Ukrainian territories by Russia.
The official ceremony of unveiling the memorial sign of this event is planned for the first half of this year.
The Head of the village council Maxim Golosnoy states that despite the claims for decentralization and possible increasing the powers of the local authority, the present Ukrainian government is fairly jealous of any [political or financial independence. In particular, Elizavetivka, governed by Maxim Golosnoy has been economically isolated for a couple of years. Under the motto “The worse, the better”, the Regional authority has been rejecting to repair not only the roads of the regional significance, but withdraws all kinds of budgeting for repairing the roads of the local importance, that have been the objects of the capital repair projects.
The local school is fairly rundown, kept in a squalid state – it is the subject to a left-over principal when it comes to finance. The fact that the pupils of the Elizavetovka school passed their A-levels with the best results recorded in the Petrikivskyi district is persistently ignored.
Since the time a well-known social activist and human rights defender Maxim Golosnoy came into governing, Elizavetyvka has exploded with innovations. By now, this is the only place, a start-up capital has been paid to the local school-leavers, and the members of the local community have been ensured with crypto currency. The local village council has not been paying its gas bills to the “Cyprus off-shore companies” but has been developing the initiatives of its own, growing dates at the same time.
The village budget has almost doubled due to the both, the process of the optimization of the local recourses and detecting the cases of tax-evasion. Using its own recourses, Elizavetyvka has set up a surveillance system, provided a regular garbage disposal, renewed 90% of the street lighting, ensured on-time snow shoveling, improved the local roads condition and, finally, provided all local kids with 24/7 accident insurance at the expenses of the local budget. And all these have been done at the prices, times as lower as those regular tender prices, that include a corruption rate.
Maxim Golosnoy is strongly convinced that it would have been possible to do two times as much if “nobody had stood in their way”. As you remember he has recently visited Great Britain where he had a number of meetings with businessmen, MPs, and the representatives of the Royal Court.