Astana, 11 May. House of the Mazhilis. The first meeting of the Public Chamber under the Mazhilis in the new convocation was held with the participation of the Speaker of the Chamber Yerlan Koshanov. The participants discussed organizational issues and the draft law on local self-government.
For the first time, the Public Chamber under the Mazhilis began its work in December 2022. In the new convocation, the composition of the Chamber was renewed by half. It included representatives of parties, non-governmental organizations, public figures, authoritative experts in their fields.
“The new members of the Chamber are known for their active civic position. Many of you have already highly recommended themselves in the legislative work of the Mazhilis. That is why we have invited you to take part in the work of the Chamber. And we are grateful to you for your consent to work together,” Yerlan Koshanov addressed those present.
He noted that today in Kazakhstan there is an open society with many opinions on all issues, and sometimes the positions expressed are directly opposite. The Public Chamber will become a platform for civilized, inter-party and public discussions. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev spoke about the need to create conditions for such a dialogue in his election program.
The Chamber will consider the most pressing issues that are raised in society and bring them to the plane of lawmaking. Also, members of the Public Chamber will discuss the most resonant bills before they are adopted by the Mazhilis.
“All your constructive comments and suggestions will be sent to the working group and considered in the comparative table to the bill. This is enshrined in the position of the Public Chamber. Thus, through your work, the participation of citizens in the decision-making process in the Mazhilis will be expanded,” Yerlan Koshanov reminded the participants of the meeting.
Today, at the first meeting, the experts discussed the draft law on local self-government, which is being worked on by the Mazhilismen.
Organizational issues were also resolved. The Bureau approved 38 members of the Public Chamber. Deputy of the Mazhilis Aidos Sarym was appointed chairman. The first vice-rector of the Kokshetau State University named after A.I. Sh. Ualikhanov, public figure Galym Baituk and Chairman of the Board of the National League of Consumers of Kazakhstan Svetlana Romanovskaya have been appointed his deputies. Indira Mamasheva, Deputy Head of the Mazhilis Administration, has been appointed Executive Secretary of the Chamber.
The Chairman of the Mazhilis presented certificates to the members of the Public Chamber, wished everyone fruitful dialogues and productive work for the benefit of society.
Press service of the Mazhilis, 74-66-20. Courtesy of Zh. Zhumabekov.
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