Why do hromadas amalgamate?
Local authorities start working for the residents, and not just to “tick the box”
The residents of amalgamated hromadas are no longer sent to resolve issues to the rayon or oblast – local authorities, i.e. the head, deputies of the hromada council and its executive committee, are now responsible for everything. Education, healthcare, administrative services, roads, lighting, water, waste, landscaping, construction, and even safety belong to the competence of AH. These are the AH authorities, and nobody else, who deal with most of the local issues, have funds for it and bear all the responsibility.
The residents of amalgamated hromadas have an efficient and capable authorities that they choose themselves, and whose activity they can influence. As a result, hromada’s cities and villages offer more accessible and quality services, more favourable living conditions.
Amalgamated hromada is an efficient, clear and convenient system of territory governance for the residents.
There appear opportunities for those, who want change
Amalgamation does not make hromadas automatically prosperous. Indeed, there appear more powers and money, though this does not mean development. Success requires leaders, ready to act decisively, professionals able to attract and effectively use funds, managers, ready to be responsible for their work to people and the state.
In the process of hromadas’ amalgamation, these local leaders get their chance: they become heads of hromadas, deputies, starostas or public activists. For them it is an opportunity to lead changes here and now, make their city or village the best one, become part of the country's success.
Hromadas’ amalgamation activates local leaders.
The basis for the strong country is being formed
Powers, resources and responsibilities are transferred from the central authorities to the ground, because only thus can a strong state, resistant to internal political changes and external encroachment, be built.
These are not politicians and officials, but powerful wealthy hromadas, who are the drivers of the country. They overcome people's disbelief, because they really start taking care of them: provide quality and accessible services, build roads and infrastructure facilities, and worry about the safety of people without waiting for someone "from above" to do it. AHs have powers and funds for this. Therefore, the trust in the government is growing, patriotism is rising, sense of helplessness disappears and people become more active.
The country consisting of such strong hromadas is difficult to break up from within and from the outside