Democratic Party of Moldova

Press realise

18 September 2018

The decision of PDM to reshuffle the Government and new proposals for ministerial functions - Silvia Radu for the Ministry of Health and Nicolae Ciubuc for the Ministry of Agriculture

The decision of PDM to reshuffle the Government and new proposals for ministerial functions - Silvia Radu for the Ministry of Health and Nicolae Ciubuc for the Ministry of Agriculture

The Democratic Party has backed Prime Minister Pavel Filip's proposals to reshuffle the Cabinet of Ministers, which aims at increasing the efficiency of the Government and the Executive's work.

PDM leader Vlad Plahotniuc announced, after the weekly meeting of the party during which the topic was discussed, that these changes are the result of evaluating the work of the ministers, and the Prime Minister's proposals coincide with the areas where they want more efficiency and which were also reported by citizens.

The areas that are subject to the reshuffle are social and health, namely the ones concerning agriculture, the environment and regional development. According to Vlad Plahotniuc, the leaders of these ministries - Svetlana Cebotari and Liviu Volconovici - have done their job with responsibility, which is why he has thanked them, but the analysis of the citizens shows that a more dynamic pace of modernization is needed in these institutions. The new proposal for the leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment is Mr. Nicolae Ciubuc, and Mrs. Silvia Radu is nominated for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection.

The PDM chairman also announced that the Government's evaluation of the Government's activity does not end here, this process being a continuous one. "At the last reshuffle, in the winter, I said very clearly that the ministers' evaluation will be made by the citizens, since they are the direct beneficiaries of the Government's activity. And the fact that we are a few months away from the elections does not mean that we do not have to make changes, if that's what people ask. If that is the case, we will make changes even one month before the elections, because the Government needs to work as efficiently as possible, "Vlad Plahotniuc said.

At the same time, another evaluation, this time of state secretaries in ministries, will be completed in the coming weeks. "At this level, in some areas, there are problems raised by ministers themselves, and serious discussions are needed, which will take place on the government platform," Vlad Plahotniuc added.

Prime Minister Pavel Filip also thanked the ministers Svetlana Cebotari and Liviu Volconovici for their work and for the collaboration they had. The Head of the Executive said that the government team had good results, but the principle behind it is to look at things not in comparison with what it has been done, but in relation to the real growth potential.

Pavel Filip added that he proposed to Nicolae Ciubuc to take over the field of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment because he is knows very well the problems in the field of agriculture and regional development, but also because he has proven management abilities in public institutions.

The prime minister also estimated that by proposing Silvia Radu for the leadership of the Ministry of Health there will be a more dynamic managerial approach, one that will bring new changes for the health services delivered to the population, but also a better balance in the social area.

Prime Minister Filip added that the assessment will continue on state secretaries, saying that, these days, he is having discussions with ministers to see what deficiencies exist and to find the best solutions.

"I want the government to be less involved in the political struggle - that's why I have now insisted on these reshuffles. We have little time at our disposal and we must come in this short period with the majority of the elements that will ensure the implementation of reforms ", concluded Prime Minister Pavel Filip.

The two proposals reshuffling the Government will be handed to President Igor Dodon today, in order to go through the institutional procedures necessary for the new ministers to start their work.