The training seminar on “Formation of an Effective Management System in Hromadas (First Steps after Elections)” was held on 5 December 2017 on the basis of the Mykolayiv Local Government Development Centre, with the participation of decentralisation expert Liliya Kravchuk and local finance expert Yuliya Kirvas of the Mykolayiv LGDC, as well as the heads of AHs and village and rural settlement councils, where elections will take place on 24 December.
“We talk on how to continue work on the ground properly after elections. It is important for us to teach you to correctly plan budgets, use funds, carry out inventory of property, assets and deal with personnel issues,” stressed the decentralization expert Liliya Kravchuk.
During the meeting, local finance expert Yuliya Kirvas explained the issues of the budget system and budget process, sources of revenue formation in hromadas’ budgets, interbudgetary transfers (methodology for calculating transfers, use of funds), and classification of expenditures of local budgets.
Liliya Kravchuk, decentralisation expert, drew attention to approval of the list and personnel of the permanent commissions of AH councils, procedure for approving executive bodies’ structure of the AH council, formation of the executive committee and regulations, as well as provided typical examples of personnel schedules.
Hanna Ipatenko, legal counsel of the Centre, advised on the issues of reorganisation of the councils included in AH, key aspects of inventory of property, assets and liabilities. Important and “acute” personnel issues were discussed as well.
Participants of the training received answers to topical questions, once again discussed the first steps of the newly established hromada after elections, and practiced the acquired knowledge.
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