Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a meeting with the akims (governors) of the regions and cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent at the “Akorda” Presidential Palace.
Addressing the heads of regions and cities of national significance, the President of Kazakhstan set them a number of specific tasks to promptly address pressing issues of regional development.
“The main task is to develop the country's economy, improve the quality of life of the population and maintain internal stability. Therefore, we must all work in the interests of the state,” Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.
The head of state noted that the year of 2020 will be full of social and political events. According to him, all events dedicated to anniversaries should be business-oriented and targeted.
“This is not a series of posh celebrations, but a set of pragmatic measures aimed at promoting our ideological agenda and uniting our people. The Presidential Administration will inform the regions of specific guidelines for its ideological content,” the President said.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev focused on the importance of the quality of the Year of Volunteers, reminding the akims that this is not just another action that is held at the level of the ministry or government, but a systematic activity that covers the majority of citizens in all regions of the country, where the executive bodies should play a decisive role.
In addition, President Tokayev instructed the akims to strengthen their work with citizens’ appeals and complaints, to ensure effective explanatory work with the target groups on the distribution of targeted social assistance in the new format, as well as the introduction of mandatory social health insurance. The President also demanded to ensure stable pricing for socially important goods for the population.
In addition, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev pointed out the importance of protection from emergency situations, instructing the akims to pay special attention to the safety of citizens taking measures to prevent accidents.
In conclusion, the President of Kazakhstan stressed that the work on the development of regions and solving social issues is the main task assigned to the akims.
After the meeting, the Head of State held separate meetings with a number of governors of regions and cities of national significance.