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Today, on September 1, the staff of the Central Asian Technical and Economic College listened online with great enthusiasm to the Message of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to the people of Kazakhstan, voiced at a joint session of the chambers of Parliament. The main part of the address was devoted to the socio-economic development of the country.

First of all, for the effective implementation of new political and economic reforms, special attention was paid to the need to preserve and strengthen the independence of the country, the equal distribution of national wealth and the provision of equal opportunities for all.

"The main value of our country is a person. This is an obvious thing. Therefore, the equal distribution of national wealth and the provision of equal opportunities for all is the main goal of the reform. Of course, the problems accumulated over the years are not solved at the same time. Therefore, special attention should be paid to the ordering of the most important issues. One of them is the financing system," the head of state noted.

At the same time, the accumulated problems in the economy were considered, dependence on raw materials, low labor productivity, insufficient innovation were also stated, specific ways of solving it were shown. "These are ensuring macroeconomic stability, diversification and digitalization of the economy, as well as the development of small and medium-sized businesses and human capital, strengthening the rule of law. Therefore, of course, new approaches are needed," the President said.

At the same time, K. K. Tokayev noted the need to increase the volume of agricultural products of the country and its additional cost. "This is a strategic task. Now is not the time to buy only wheat and cattle. The Government should develop new long-term approaches to subsidizing the agro-industrial sector. There should be a return on budget funds. The state will not allow embezzlement, scattering finances right and left. It is necessary to strengthen control over the allocation of subsidies and their spending," the President said.

The Head of State demanded to stop such populist actions, criticizing the fact that the relevant inspection bodies and law enforcement agencies, seeking to lower prices, tried to check the business and lower prices.

Another big news announced in the message is that women were very pleased to meet in Kazakhstan the approval of the retirement age of women until 2028 at the level of 61 years.

In addition, from January 1, 2024, half of the annual investment income of the National Fund is transferred to the personal accounts of Kazakhstanis under the age of 18. "Every family should see a real benefit in using the national wealth of the country. So I published

I think that in the year of children it is necessary to start a fundamentally new program "National Fund for Children". The President also told how these funds can be spent by citizens who have reached the age of 18. "After coming of age, the accumulated amount will be spent on housing and education. These funds give the younger generation a real guide to adulthood""

As the quality of higher education improves, tuition fees at domestic universities will also increase. "Therefore, the state plans to allocate educational grants, which will be differentiated from 30 to 100% depending on the results of UBT and other indicators. A preferential loan is provided for training at 2-3% per annum. These measures will make higher education more accessible, as well as strengthen the ideology of partnership and mutual responsibility in society," the President said.

In Kazakhstan, the minimum wage level will be increased from 60 thousand to 70 thousand tenge. This decision will allow to increase the income of 1.8 million people in the future.

As the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan noted, insufficient allocation of appropriate funds to the healthcare sector has become the norm. "Because of this, despite the fact that the population is connected to the insurance system, medical services are not provided in full. Today, medical care is divided into a state-guaranteed and an insurance package. Frankly speaking, the effectiveness of such a system is low. Even the insurance model is developing unstably and haphazardly. This is a big gap," Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.

The message pays special attention to the issues of decentralization of the public administration system. "Increasing the personal responsibility of political workers, it is necessary to pay priority attention to the issue of decentralization of the public administration system. Part of the competence belonging to the government should be divided into ministries - responsibility for the policy of a particular industry should be borne by a specific minister, not a "collective cabinet". And the government will focus on solving cross-sectoral issues," the head of state said.

One of the main innovations of the address was the holding of early presidential elections this year, and in the first half of next year -elections to the Majilis and maslikhats of all levels. The Head of State noted that this way a new composition of deputies representing the interests of the majority will be formed.

"This step will certainly increase the efficiency of the maslikhats and the parliament. In the future, the government may include representatives of not only the political forces that received the votes of the overwhelming majority of voters, but also other parties in parliament. This approach allows the performer to make adequate decisions that take into account the wishes of the whole society," Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.

In the address, many other issues of effective implementation of political and economic reforms in the country were discussed and presented to the attention of the population.