In Kazakhstan, ministers and deputies will not increase salaries for five years

Tokayev: I am declaring a five-year moratorium on increasing the salaries of officials The President explained his decision by the fact that the salaries of officials are “quite sufficient.” The salaries of the heads of the regions will not increase either. Tokayev criticized officials for their inability to communicate with people

Akimat building in Nur-Sultan

Salaries of officials and deputies of Kazakhstan will remain at the current level for five years. This was stated by the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev during a meeting with the government, the broadcast was hosted by the Khabar-24 TV channel.

“ I consider it possible to declare a five-year moratorium on increasing wages for members of the government, regional akims and deputies, '' & mdash; said Tokayev. The president justified the decision by the fact that the salaries of these officials are “ quite sufficient. ''

Earlier, Tokayev said that Kazakh officials are ineffective in dialogue with citizens. According to the president, the heads of state bodies do not know how or are even afraid to communicate with the people. Government members should regularly travel to the regions, and akims & mdash; organize meetings with residents, Tokayev said.

In Kazakhstan, protests erupted on January 2 over a two-fold increase in gas prices. They began in the west of the country, but then spread to the entire country. Authorities declared a state of emergency across Kazakhstan on January 5. Tokayev also dismissed the government and dismissed former president of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev as head of the Security Council.

Amid the unrest, the head of state ordered the creation of the People of Kazakhstan fund. to support the population, introduce state regulation of food and fuel prices. Later, the authorities set ceiling prices for gas, gasoline and diesel fuel, and froze utility rates.

Tokayev called the incident an attempted coup d'etat. In his opinion, the organizers of the riots took advantage of the discontent of the citizens for their own purposes. He accused militants, including those from Afghanistan, of participating in the events in the country.

On January 11, the head of the republic appointed Alikhan Smailov as the new prime minister.

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