January 28, 2015, 10:15
Ukrainian Officials Raise their Own Salaries by 10 Times
While the Kiev officials urge citizens to cut spending themselves all around, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine for themselves do not plan to. Officials want to raise their wages by ten times in the Department of the state budget.
Such plans in an interview with the Kyiv weekly "New Times", announced the new foreign minister of economy of Ukraine Aivaras Abromavicius.
"We fired more than 20% of the staff and raised the salaries of those remaining proclaimed the minister. Now the average salary in the ministry is 4500 hryvnia. It is clear that decent professionals on a salary are difficult to hire, and that corruption in such conditions is very difficult to fight. I think it will look like a normal average salary of $ 1,000 dollars, the maximum - $ 5,000 dollars. If these amounts can not be separated from the budget, we will create a donor fund. "
If the proposal of the Minister will be able to realize, the maximum salary for the Ministry of Economy is more than five times higher than the salary of the Prime Minister, which now stands at about 18 thousand hryvnia.