18 January 2018, Thursday, 12:52

Vitebsk authorities “forget” to invite 4,000 people to meeting


Initiators of the appeal to the city authorities learnt about the meeting after it was held.

The Vitebsk city executive committee sent its reply to the appeal of 4,108 residents of Vitebsk's Biliova district concerning the promises to build a medical complex, charter97.org learnt from the press service of the organising committee to create the Belarusian Chrisian Democracy party.

The answer says that the architectural plan of the first stage was prepared and approved by experts. The project includes four stages and requires 5.6 billion rubles. Construction works will be funded in accordance with the Programme on Improving the Material and Technical Base of Healthcare Facilities of Vitebsk and the Region for 2011-2015. The letter informs where residents of Biliova can receive medical aid and says that a meeting of all parties concerned was held in school No. 46 on July 30.

“Nothing is clear here. We called the people, who had signed the appeal, and figured out that invitations to the meeting appeared on information boards only a day before it was held. We, the people who collected signatures, were not invited to the meeting. We even learnt about the meeting after it took place. The answer was sent by the city executive committee only on August 1. That's how the Vitebsk authorities treat citizens,” Tatsiana Seviarynets, the initiator of the appeal and coordinator of the Vitebsk regional BCD organisign committee says.

She also says that Aliona Shabunia and she were invited to a meeting with Mikhail Partny, the chairman of the Vitebsk city council, on August 6. On the morning of August 6, the meeting was cancelled, because Partny was sent to a collective farm.