Gustavo Petropresident of Colombia, declared non-existent to Maria Isabel UrrutiaMinister of Sports, “for her indelicate actions with the nation’s budget”, which generated the response of the ex-minister this Tuesday.
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“I have declared the Minister of Sport insubsistent for her indelicate actions with the nation’s budget. Today the new minister takes office, for the first time a physical educator, from the Pedagogical University, will enter a government,” Petro wrote on his networks social.
On Tuesday afternoon, the president inaugurated the new Sports Minister, Astrid Rodríguez, at the Casa de Nariño.
On Tuesday night, former Minister Urrutia issued a statement referring to the declaration of insubsistence.
In a nine-point text, Urrutia explained step by step how the process was, according to her, of her departure from the Ministry of Sports and stated that there was no such declaration in the Presidential decree.
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“Although it is true, the Presidential Decree cites number 126.96.36.199.2 of Decree 1083 of 2015 on the declaration of insubsistence; in the resolution of the same, said non-subsistence is NOT DECREED; Therefore, it is understood that the TACIT ACCEPTANCE OF THE RESIGNATION SUBMITTED was proceeded on March 1 of the current year when the communication of the new appointment is decreed, PLUS NOT, OF ANY insubsistence (sic)”, said Urrutia.
“Regarding the questions regarding my work and management carried out within the framework of my functions as minister, I will be ready to provide the different tests to the Control bodies, which may well require it…”, she added.
The former minister also highlighted that she carried out “the necessary steps for the 2023 National Games to take place, direct transfers to sports federations, eliminating intermediaries, increasing prizes for high-performance athletes, among others.”
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