"Today, all together we are building a new country of free and decent people. The changes in Ukraine will start at the capital, Kyiv. I guarantee that the new Kyiv authorities will regularly and meaningfully report to the community for their actions. My goal is to let everyone in the city see positive results of the local authorities. This is what I demand from the team which from now on begins to work for Kyiv and Kyivans," Vitali Klitschko said.
He pointed out that Kyiv had been robbed for a long time and some stuffed their pockets at the expense of the city community. "This must be stopped. I declare a zero tolerance to corruption in Kyiv," the mayor stressed.
Vitali Klitschko emphasized that he and his team would conduct an audit of the local authorities functioning and the services it provides to the people of Kyiv. After that a new model of service provision would be initiated, which would be suitable for Kyivans, and deprive official from illicit gains. "We will introduce new ways of communication with Kyivans, including e-government, transparent budget, and interactive communication with the community," UDAR leader said.
He noted that the first decision of the Kyiv City Council to be adopted today would be a decision "On Fundamentals and Principles of the Kyiv City Council of VII convocation". "These principles are very simple and clear - honesty and transparency of decisions and public monitoring and control. We therefore introduce a chain of community councils where the activists who have been fighting for a better, modern, European Kyiv will be included," Klitschko promised.
The newly elected mayor also stressed the need to create conditions to attract investors to Kyiv - both Ukrainian and foreign. "We will hold an investment forum and lead a dynamic information campaign to let more people learn about Kyiv opportunities. Then we will be able to upgrade the city's infrastructure and finally secure funds for new bridges, roads, and other objects which will serve for many years,” Klitschko underlined.