The Transition Commission Reiterates Progress in Guaranteeing the Operation of the Public Administration

Three members of the Transition Commission reported in detail on the progress of the transition process.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Daniel Coromac -AGN-. During a broadcast interview, members of the Government Transition Commission reiterated the progress of the process they are in charge of. These efforts aim to guarantee the public administration’s best performance after the power transfer, which will take place on January 14, 2024.

Kevin López Oliva, Secretary of Social Communication of the Presidency; Keila Gramajo Vilchez, Secretary General of Planning and Programming of the Presidency; and Rafael Rodríguez, Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, participated in the meeting.

Transition Commission Participation

Secretary López Oliva emphasized that the transition process consists of the timely and orderly transfer of information. He also stated that the process is being developed at President Alejandro Giammattei’s initiative.

Secretary Vilchez stressed the strict structuring of the transition process, which consists of three phases. The Executive has delivered institutional files and a digital platform with essential information on this branch of government institutions to the elected team.

She also highlighted that 12 ministries and nine secretariats, direct dependencies of the Executive branch, have held sector meetings. In addition, the stage of handing over transition reports from each entity is pending.

Minister Rodriguez explained that some institutions still need to hold meetings. The transition team is coordinating with the elected government team to agree on suitable dates for that purpose. The Ministries of the Interior and National Defense and the Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security are scheduled for the next few days before the end of November.

OAS Oversight 

Representatives of the Organization of American States -OAS- have been present in the transition process. This oversight is the result of several requests made by President Alejandro Giammattei to the organization. The purpose is to bring greater transparency to the process. In several meetings of the transition process, an OAS ambassador and officials of the Government Transition Commission have been present.

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