Individual entrepreneurs in Baranavichy have been unable to get premises for gatherings for 8 years
12:31, — Society
The entrepreneurs demand that premises for gatherings be provided.
On 1 May a civic activist and an individual entrepreneur Mikalaj Charnavus sent an appeal to Lukashenka, in which he asks him to oblige Baranavichy district executive committee to provide premises for a common assembly of local entrepreneurs of a Baranavichy marketplace, the human rights center Viasna reports.
According to Mikalaj Charnavus the local authorities have been refusing to provide entrepreneurs with premises for 8 years already. In 2011 the marketplace’s council was appointed by its administration instead of being elected by the common assembly of entrepreneurs. In February 2014 Charnavus twice appealed to Baranavichy district consumer society and the local district executive committee for premises. But the officials suggested that 1.5 thousand entrepreneurs gathered in the office of the director of the marketplace and solved all their problems there. Over 40 entrepreneurs singed a new appeal to the district executive committee for premises for a common assembly in March 2014. On 23 April Mikalaj Charnavus received a letter signed by the deputy chairman Mr. Uhlaniec. The district authorities refused to provide premises yet again, having advised to addressed the city executive committee on that issue, which is the owner of the premises in Baranavichy marketplace.
- We repeatedly appealed to Baranavichy city executive committee too, but they told us that the city authorities had nothing to do with the district marketplace. Baranavichy city officials are supported by Brest region executive committee. That is why in order to somehow overcome this bureaucratic red tape I decided to address the head of the state directly, so he obliged Baranavichy district executive committee to provide premises for a common assembly. We still have no council of the marketplace and we cannot adopt a resolution on coming into force of the Customs Union’s technical regulations “On light industry product safety”, - Mikalaj Charnavus said.