One for all?
19.09.2012 00:00A year has passed since Alexandr Ankvab became a president,being focused with the hopes of many people on the order and development. The start was good - the insurance company on the Psou eliminated, most notorious officials, who confused a public pocket with their own, have been fired, the nut tax was removed in the Gal district, television channel "Abaza" was allowed to broadcast to the entire country. Fears that Ankvab will eradicate freedom of speech did not live up to smb’s expectations.
However, further the optimism of those who voted for a stern Zolotinskovich bated. It is clear that for a year no one might do a lot, but the main priorities can be set. Unfortunately, the only area in which the president's actions are visible to the naked eye of the ordinary citizen, is an economic activity. Much is being constructed, repaired, gardens planted, but for an ordinary person life does not become better and easier.
As before people complain about the arbitrariness of officials, the iimpossibility to start small business, if you do not have someone at your back. Relationship and pull remain the most effective master keys to success. Very alarming signal comes from the business environment - many businessmen say that there is no free competition and equal opportunities for all, explicit preferences are on the principle of loyalty. It is difficult to keep track of how objective such complaints are, because there is no public information is in the business sphere. But if the trend took hold, the presodent's reputation would suffer a devastating blow.
Particular trouble and perplexity is caused by the Ankvab’s strive to total control over the activities of government agencies. President acts on the principle of "one for all", omitting the second part of the well-known saying as unnecessary. The initiative is not welcome, all is agreed with the first person up to the smallest detail, which largely brakes economic and administrative activities and fully breaks officials’ from independence and responsibility.
The reform of state structures is forgotten, the effectiveness of the state apparatus is still low, and salaries are absurd. Meanwhile, the optimization of the management process is well established in the world practice - a competitive hiring, signing a contract with clearly defined rights and responsibilities, salary increases at the expense of the incompetent employees and the rest to continue according to the textbook.
Public power is perceived by the president as something strange and improper - and why it is needed, as there is a state. But in the modern world, exactly the creation of optimal conditions for the development of public and private energy is considered as a guarantee to successful development of the country. The citizens’ energy - is the main national wealth!
All is on the same level, a sluggish fight against criminality, drugs, lawlessness on the roads, protection and corruption have become almost a good tone. There are rumors that the president is preparing a message to the Parliament, which states that the Vice President and the Prime Minister are not needed - who would argue, the president substitutes all.
I am among those who voted for Ankvab. Honestly, I'm not fascinated by the results of the first year. The President will say that do not count your chickens before they are hatched, but I want to live a normal life the rest of the year too ...