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What is local self-government?

Local self-government means that residents in towns, villages and rural settlements are the hosts in their own home. People elect local councils and their heads authorising them to solve the most important issues.

Local self-government bodies are responsible for school and pre-school education, primary healthcare (outpatient clinics, rural health posts), cultural institutions, amenities – street lighting, roads, cleaning, public order and many other important day-to-day issues.

The essence of the reform is to empower hromadas – residents of towns, villages, rural settlements – to independently solve all these issues.

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