Easing of quarantine restrictions and gradual return to the usual rhythm of life does not cancel new realities that have become the consequence of the COVID-19 spread on the territory of Ukraine. Such conditions have an impact, in particular, on the activities of local self-governing authorities, and especially on structures that provide services for citizens. During these uncertain times PLEDDG has focused on helping 16 partner cities to provide administrative services to their residents safely.
In order to determine current needs of partner cities and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on their development, PLEDDG team has conducted a survey. The results demonstrated that the top priority in ensuring safe and continuous administrative services provision is supplying personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees of the Administrative Services Centers (ASC) and other local government employees who are in direct contact with visitors.
Based on the received data, PLEDDG has purchased PPEs for partner-cities for a total amount of over UAH 1.6 million. The list includes: disposable medical masks, rubber gloves, antiseptics and disinfectants.
PLEDDG regional coordinators worked closely with representatives of local authorities to ensure that employees were provided with protective equipment as soon as possible.
In these difficult for the entire country times, PLEDDG continues to analyze challenges and set new priorities for supporting partner-cities, based on the needs of each community.