The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the visit to Odessa region stated that it had decided to appoint a new head of the Odessa regional state administration Maxim Stepanov, who in the end of 2016 won the contest for occupying relevant post. About it reports a press-service of the President.
«Today I made the decision to appoint the man who won the competition, the head of the Odessa regional state administration Maxim Stepanov,» said Poroshenko on Thursday afternoon in Odessa at the time of submission asset of the new head of the regional state administration.
The head of state noted that Stepanova holds great promise, in particular in those areas where are unable to achieve the results of the previous leadership of the state administration.
«The person who has higher education, is not new in the Odessa region — has experience working as the first Deputy Chairman of regional state administration, people tuned in here to work, not to travel to foreign countries, to take on clear obligations and to fulfill them», — he said.
«He is not only a handyman with a capital letter, but also a public figure, a person who has experience in state administration,» — said Poroshenko on Stepanova.
In particular, the President urged the new head of the regional administration to promote business development in the region, create new jobs, to ensure the fight against crime in cooperation with the Prosecutor’s office, SBU and police.
Separately, Poroshenko asked Stepanov to keep open the former head of the state administration Mikheil Saakashvili , the center of administrative services.
The President also asked the deputies, officials of various departments, businessmen and security forces to support and help the new leadership of the state administration.
Stepanov, at the end of December 2016, occupying the position of Director of state enterprise «Printing plant «Ukraine», won the competition for the position of head of the Odessa regional state administration. Immediately after the publication of the results in the broadcast of the Odessa TV channel «1st city» Stepanov said that will start with «restoration of controllability of the region.» Among the priorities are the development of the tourist potential of the area, addressing crime, economic development of the region as a whole.
21 December 2016 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the appointment Stepanova, head of the Odessa regional state administration.
Stepanov has experience in a number of commercial structures, and in «Naftogaz of Ukraine», State tax administration of Ukraine. From 2008 to 2010 he held the post of Deputy head of the Odessa regional state administration. Since 2011 led the SE «Printing plant «Ukraine», which specializiruetsya on printing of passports, driving licences, tax stamps, etc.
As reported, on 7 November 2016 Saakashvili announced the resignation of the head of the Odessa regional state administration due to the fact that tired of the constant fraud and corruption, including from the authorities in Kiev, and on November 9 the Cabinet of Ministers approved the dismissal of Saakashvili from the post.
On the evening of 9 November, Poroshenko signed a decree dismissed Saakashvili as head of the Odessa regional state administration, as well as from the position of his freelance adviser. Since then, the area led the Deputy head of the regional administration Salome Bobrovskaya.
November 30, Poroshenko announced a competition for the position of Governor of Odessa.
Poroshenko introduced the new head of the Odessa regional state administration: two entities, a handyman with a capital letter 12.01.2017