Brest Social Democrats express their protest against the disregard of the public opinion by the city authorities
reason for the statement made by the local organization of the
Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramad) are the plans to build
another shopping center in the territory, proposed for a public
As stated by the chairman of the Brest regional organization of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada), Ihar Maslouski, the party received appeals from citizens of the Brest neighborhood of Kavaliova, angered with the authorities' decision to allow the construction of another large shopping center in Valhahradskaya Street, despite the existence of the market “Laguna” with its numerous pavilions, a discounter of the firm “Prodtavary” and a number of similar shops.
Ihar Maslouski reminded that the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) had offered the local authorities to create a green zone in the wasteland near these shops – a public garden with walking paths, playgrounds and small architectural forms. This proposal was supported by most of the residents of neighboring houses on Valhahradskaya Street, as far as the landscaping of this wasteland would improve the ecological situation in the district.
Therefore, the Brest regional organization of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) expressed its protest due to the disregard of the opinions of residents of the neighborhood of Kavaliova. "We are not against the building, we support the voices of the residents of our city", said Ihar Maslouski and added that the shameful practice of taking decisions without public hearings and consideration of comments from citizens is a result of the lack of real self-government in the city of Brest and in the whole Belarus.
Brest Social Democrats applied to the local authorities with a request to provide for the mandatory construction of paving paths leading to houses, as well as the maximum possible landscaping around the proposed shopping complex.