MIP Reports Its 2018 Expenditures
On 13 November 2018, a press conference “Report on the Expenditures of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine in 2018” was held at the press centre of Ukrinform news agency.
“The Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine is as transparent as possible in effecting all public procurements, as required by law. In particular, this year we have held more than 50 tenders for information distribution through various media, event management, producing information materials, and so on,” noted the State Secretary of the Ministry, Artem Bidenko.
He stressed that all statistics relating to the Ministry’s expenditures and tenders is available freely via ProZorro.
Mr Bidenko outlined key projects which the Ministry has implemented this year, including screenings of patriotic Ukrainian films abroad and in small Ukrainian towns; “Tvoia Kraina Fest”, a Ukrainian music festival, which was held in seven Ukrainian towns; “Ukrainian Amazonians”, an ethnic fashion show; and “Invite Me from War”, a social project aimed at rehabilitating servicepeople.
In addition, a large number of projects have been implemented in the field of information reintegration of Crimea and Donbas, support for the national book publishing industry, and raising awareness of the Government’s reforms.
All expenditures of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, as well as the project implementation procedure, are under close scrutiny.
“The Ministry’s Anti-corruption Action Plan provides for mechanisms which allow for minimising corruption risks during procurements,” said Dmytro Tzymbaliuk, Chief Specialist for Corruption Prevention of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine.
The Ministry’s 2018-2020 Anti-corruption Action Plan has recently been approved by the National Agency on Corruption Prevention.
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