There are 16 people working in the ayil okmotu, including ayil bashy. In four villages – Sary-Dobo, Dolon, Kosh-Dobo and Aral – we have the head (ayil bashy). Ayil bashy solves all everyday life issues in the village. They work together with us, we give them tasks. I tell them, you play the role of ayil okmotu in every village, it is important that people come to you.
I am a teacher by profession, I graduated from Przhevalsk Pedagogical Institute. I worked as a head teacher at the school, in 1991 I was elected to the village council (kenesh). From 1991 to 1996 I was the chairman of the village council. Then I came back to the school as the head teacher and in 2000 I came here (aiyl okmotu). We will continue to work, our term ends in 2020. We bring up the guys, and perhaps we will go to rest at home later, enough for us. That's the way things are.
It is very difficult to attract young people here. They work for a month, a month and a half or two, and then they go, but now some people got used to it – and they still work. Their first year we involve them gradually, slowly, so that they do not run away. Sometimes they would work, and then say: «Ay, enough!». Now it's harder than it used to be – people are quite different. There are young people, who don't understand anything, I'm not saying that everybody doesn't understand. Some of them sit at home, don't see anything and just yell, «you did not do this, aiyl okmotu did not do this, the school did not do this, RPADWU (Rural Public Association of Drinking Water Users) did not do this», and do not want to do anything, do not do it. I tell them, when we are gathering, come to us to ayil okmotu. All doors are open for you, we will work together, discuss what problems should be solved.
We used to have a small budget, not enough money everywhere, not even a salary, now,
thank God, we have our own budget, but we are on subsidies
. For example, when the road had to be paved, we talked to the residents and collected money ourselves. Now people live well. The most important thing is that they learned how to work properly, adapt and work.
At the local level, members of the local council elect the heads of aiyl okmotu. I believe that it is necessary to have a direct election, for people to elect them, so they would be responsible to people. I chose you, and you did not do this. The mayor of the city and the head of the aiyl okmotu need to be elected by people.
The members of the local Kenesh are the legislative body, and we are the executive body. We fulfill the aspirations of people, and they make decisions. They have a lot of work, a big task, a budget and its implementation should be approved. The members of the local council are elected, but they forget about it sometimes.