Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec.23
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Prosecutor General's Office of Kazakhstan and the country's National Chamber of Entrepreneurs have signed a memorandum on cooperation. The document was signed in Astana by the Prosecutor General Askhat Daulbayev and the Chairman of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs Timur Kulibayev, Kazakhstan's Prosecutor General's Office said.
"The parties intend to further consolidate the efforts aimed at solution of topical issues of development of entrepreneurship and preventing the violation of entrepreneurs' rights," Kazakhstan's prosecutor general said.
Kazakh prosecutor general stressed that the protection of entrepreneurship is the priority in the prosecutors' activity. Prosecutorial investigations conducted in 2013 revealed over 11,000 violations in the business protection sphere. Some 2,500 unreasonably planned inspections of business subjects were halted.
Some 997 illegal acts affecting the rights of entrepreneurs have been abolished or changed, according to the prosecutor general. The rights of over 13,000 entrepreneurs were protected. Various charges were brought against 1,220 people.
On Dec.20 Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev warned that a number of state bodies can be dissolved for unreasonable business inspection.
"Small and medium-sized business is respect for property. Anyone who does not see the prospects in this sphere in the country is just blind and stupid. One official, who slips his hands into the pocket of business, is not just a corrupter, but the enemy of the country.
The development of business requires not just words, but other attitudes. All ministries are being checked," the president said during a teleconference on the launch of facilities of the Kazakh Industrialization Map. "There will be such a situation that I will decide to dissolve some inspection organizations in Kazakhstan."
The president has demanded a large-scale revision of the country's legislation for the abolition of the rules that hamper the development of small and medium business in Kazakhstan. The president proposed to publicize the names of those who made such illegal inspections.
"Let the tax service deal with the economic issues, while the financial police with corruption issues," Nazarbayev said. "It is necessary to set up a special committee under the presidential office and to fully consider all our laws relating to these cases for people to come and to create business."
He pointed out that Kazakhstan is in a group of countries with favorable business conditions, according to global ratings.
"Last year's results improved," he said. "We are purposefully working in this direction, but most of this work is ahead."
Translated by L.Z., N.H.
Edited by C.N.