Minister of Labor, “This is a Landmark Process that Strengthens Democracy”

The minister of labor emphasized that the government has an open-door policy with the elected authorities.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN-. During a television interview last week, the Minister of Labor and Social Security, Rafael Rodríguez, highlighted the 2023–2024 transition process.

It is important to emphasize that this is a landmark process that strengthens democracy and will allow the incoming government to take advantage of the information to ensure that public services continue to be provided. This process will let the elected authorities decide whether to continue with them, improve them, or no longer offer them. The idea is that they will work with the information from the different Executive agencies.

Open Door Policy

Minister Rodríguez emphasized that another of the instructions of President Alejandro Giammattei is to have an open-door policy with the elected authorities.

This strategy includes implementing transition offices in each of the ministries and secretariats. These offices allow the elected authorities to learn more about the institutions and expand sector meetings. Currently, there are 19 transition offices in the government’s institutions.

Active Communication

The minister remarked in a radio interview that these sector transition meetings have been carried out with active communication. “We have taken great care on the part of the two transition teams that the coordinator, the vice president-elect, is always informed of all the meetings.”

The Transition Commission of the Executive branch recognized the importance of active communication with the elected team to create an environment of trust.

Finally, he emphasized that the atmosphere has been cordial between both parties during the meetings and the importance of socializing the progress of the transition process through the official channels.

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