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27 September, 2021
NACP will monitor Draft Law №5716 on defence housing
In June 2021, MPs introduced Draft Law №5716, which aims to reduce the housing queue of 45,000 service members and their families. 
The Draft Law proposes to provide the service members with housing at the expense of non-state allocated funds and the alienation or transfer of property for rent. 
NAKO analysed the Draft Law and found that the document does not regulate the defence housing issue. Instead, it applies more to the issues of organising auctions, allocating land plots, alienating real estate, and transferring defence lands for rent. 
NAKO experts also identified several considerable corruption risks, including:
  • Risks of unfair competition;
  • Lack of safeguards against financial abuse;
  • Risks of non-compliance with the terms of investment agreements;
  • Lack of regulation of the peculiarities of using funds received from property transactions;
  • Excess and unjustified delegation of public authorities’ and officials’ powers.
In addition, the Draft Law contains some contradictions and technical inconsistencies and contradicts Ukrainian legislation in general. 
Given this, NAKO approached the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) and provided a detailed analysis of the Draft Law. In response, NAPC reported on the start of monitoring of the said document. It means that if a corruption component in the Draft Law is identified, the NAPC is obliged to launch anti-corruption expertise due to the monitoring. 
NAKO will closely monitor any changes with the Draft Law. 
A detailed analysis of the document is available in Ukrainian here.