Berdymuhamedov appointed new heads in 10 districts and launched a “reset” of the regional leadership

Berdymuhamedov appointed new heads in 10 districts and launched a “reset” of the regional leadership

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at a working video conferencing today with the governors of five regions of the country and the mayor of Ashgabat made personnel changes in the structure of regional authorities.

To begin with, a little pure statistics: in total, the Turkmen leader made 34 personnel decisions at the level of first and second ranking officials on regional (velayat) and district (etrap) scales.

Among those dismissed were 9 top officials at the district level. Of these, 8 dismissals were for shortcomings in the work, and one due to a transfer to another position.

New heads of administrations have been appointed in nine districts and one district-type city.

As for the district-scale second ranking officials, there were 6 dismissals, where 5 officials were dismissed for shortcomings in the work, and one was released from temporary performance of duties.

At the same time, 8 new and one acting deputy heads of district administrations were appointed.

And now, it is about statistics in the regional context and the possible reasons for personnel decisions.

Least of all, the changes took place in the Turkmen capital, which may indicate a good organization of work in Ashgabat where only one official was replaced (deputy head of the administration of Buzmeyin district).

In the southern, Akhal Region were three new appointments. According to the Presidential Decree, Charygeldy Charlyyev (former the Minister of Agriculture), who was transferred from Lebap, will manage development of Gokdepe district. The heads of Kaka and Serakhs districts were also replaced.

For what reason did this happen?

The head of state during the meeting expressed his dissatisfaction with the National Rural Program implementation progress on local scales, having indicated the districts where it is necessary to review organizational approaches.

Among other shortcomings, the lag behind the planned indicators for agricultural production was specified.

In this regard, in the Balkan Region, located in the west of Turkmenistan, three officials, the heads of Etrek and Serdar districts, and the city of Serdar were dismissed from their posts, and new leaders were appointed to replace them.

In the northern, Dashoguz Region, the change took place in the leadership of Gurbansoltan Age and Ruhubelent districts. In some other districts of this region, and in one of the Lebap Region reappointments were already at the level of deputy heads of administrations in certain areas.

In the southeastern, Mary Region: the heads of Mary and Oguzhan districts were dismissed. Documents were signed on new appointments, including at the level of deputies of a number of other districts.

So today’s video conferencing results, which the President traditionally holds at the beginning of each week, will be remembered as “black Monday” for some leaders, but for others it will be a chance to show their working abilities.

Such an opportunity was provided by the Turkmen leader, adopting a large package of personnel decisions based on the last year’s outcomes.

Aleksandr BAYRIYEV