Secretary Keila Vilchez Highlights Transition Process

The third phase involves the delivery of a transition report preceding the transfer of power on January 14.

by Victor Cojulún

Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN- During an informative tour across various media outlets in the country, Keila Gramajo Vilchez, the Secretary of Planning and Programming of the Presidency, emphasized that this transition process consists of three stages.

Secretary Vilchez highlighted that the first phase was compiling information from over 153 Government institutions and that the methodology involves three phases.

The first phase of the process occurred from February to May 2023, and Segeplan collected the information.

Delivery of Folders

Secretary Vilchez underscored that the first phase concluded with delivering information in folders and digital files to the elected authorities on September 11 of the current year.

President Alejandro Giammattei handed over more than 66,000 pages, 196 volumes, and 30 files during this ceremony, and each Minister and Secretary handed over their respective folders with information to a representative of the elected authorities.

In total, 53 institutions delivered the folders and signed the delivery certificate.

Additionally, President Giammattei provided the President and Vice President-elects with a QR code to access the transition platform.

Sector Meetings

Sector meetings began on October 10 with the Ministry of Culture and Sports. To date, twelve of the fourteen government ministries have held at least one sector meeting.

In these sector meetings, government authorities elaborate on the contents of the digital platform, which holds data from over 79 institutions.

Transition meetings with the secretariats began on October 30. The General Secretariat of Planning and Programming of the Presidency -Segeplan- held this first meeting.

The authorities requested to hold transition sector meetings with ten presidential secretariats. The Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security -Sesan- will meet with the elected authorities’ team this week, concluding the sector meetings phase.

Ordered and Transparent Process

The Government of Guatemala -leads an ordered, systematic, and transparent transition process.

According to the Secretary of Planning of the Presidency, Keila Vilchez, the transition process is currently in the second phase, which involves the development of sector dialogues.

Meanwhile, the third phase involves the delivery of a transition report. Following these three phases, the transfer of power will take place on January 14.

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