Govt proposes that president dismisses Ukroboronprom head
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has proposed that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dismisses Head of the Ukroboronprom State Concern Roman Romanov and expects that the recently reshuffled supervisory board of the concern would present their candidate for the post.
"I recently said that I will not work with the head of the Ukroboronprom Romanov. I made a pause so that maybe the person himself decides to resign, but this did not happen. Today I propose to make a government decision and file a petition to the president for his dismissal," Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said at a government meeting on Wednesday.
An Interfax-Ukraine correspondent has reported that this initiative of the prime minister was backed without objections.
Groysman said that after the president's decision to dismiss Romanov, he will ask the new supervisory board of the Ukroboronprom to submit a proposal to the government regarding a new candidate for the post of the state concern head, which, if approved by the government, will be submitted for approval to the president of the country.
The prime minister said that if he declared that he is not ready to work with some people, these people should be dismissed and transferred to another job, "preferably outside of power authorities."
Recalling that the initiative of Romanov's dismissal is connected with nonpayment of salaries at one of the enterprises of the state concern, Groysman called on other leaders who are "turning over billions" to take a more responsible attitude toward this issue.
As reported, at a government meeting on December 27, 2017, Groysman initaited the dismissal of Romanov for the failure to complete the government's task to repay wage debts at the concern's state-run Mykolaiv shipyard.