This week, the President should veto the city-destruction law No. 5655, – Sold

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President to veto City Destruction Law #5655 this week, – Sold

The President's veto on the controversial draft law No. 5655 on urban planning reform may be imposed this week – until January 29th.

This was stated by Oksana Prodan, adviser to the head of the Association of Cities of Ukraine, people's deputy of the 7th and 8th convocations, chairman of the All-Ukrainian Association of Small and Medium Business “Fortetsya”.

“This week, a veto on the city-destroying project No. 5655 is expected. Today, exactly 40 days, as the scandalous bill No. 5655, barely passed in parliament, is awaiting the president's veto. And the president said his word yesterday: “This week will be the time for appropriate decisions. Already prepared. As for relations between the central government and the regions. “Consequently, this week the local self-government will receive a veto on 5655, which it has been waiting for since last year. We are sure that the president will impose this veto after his statement,” Prodan said.

She stressed that vetoing the scandalous bill would reduce the number of reasons for officials to be accused of corruption.

A veto is necessary not only for local government, architects and the public, but also for central authorities in order to minimize corruption. It is time for the 40th day to commemorate this destructive law and send it to the trash within a week. Forever. A week of scandals should be followed by a week of positive news. The veto on 5655 is one of those, – said Oksana Prodan.

Briefly about the scandalous draft law No. 5655

  • The Verkhovna Rada adopted the second reading of the draft law No. 5655 “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Reforming the Sphere of Urban Development” on December 13.
  • On December 19, the draft was submitted for signature to the president. At the same time, more than 42,000 Ukrainians signed a petition to the head of state with a request to apply the right of veto to the town planning law.
  • Similar appeals were signed by more than 1,000 deputies of local councils, dozens of public organizations and representatives of leading media

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