Ukraine aims to cut ministries by third, PM says

Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine

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# 04 March 2024 17:02 (UTC +04:00)

The number of ministries in Ukraine could be reduced by a third. The Cabinet of Ministers is working to establish a Government Center, according to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, APA reports citing RBC-Ukraine.

"We want to reduce the number of ministries by a third, reduce the number of civil servants," he said.

According to him, the number of ministers should be 15-16. "Accordingly, the number of ministries is 15-16, no more. This is the optimal number," he added.

Shmyhal says that the government has already begun working in this direction, as this year 20 thousand state vacancies have been reduced.

"We are working to establish the Government Center. Ministries should have a small number of highly qualified specialists who will shape state policy, while the Government Center should provide the necessary legal steps, support, and quickly prepare the documents needed by ministries," the Prime Minister said.