Chairman of the Armenian Union of Employers Gagik Makaryan said in today’s press conference that 30 councils adjunct to the government are headed by the prime minister. It is impossible to ensure effectiveness.
According to him, there is no need to create so much work for the prime minister. Since most of those councils are aimed at reforms, they had to involve mostly the civil society and the private sector.
He noted that the Corruption Fight Council has done nothing so far. The council established to support businessmen has not held a single meeting since December.
Gagik Makaryan has found out that most members of the boards are government officers therefore the government never helps the private sector. The private sector is not represented to these councils.
“If you don’t hear what the society says, then the state plays a coercing role,” he said.