A few days after assuming the government of Sinaloa, the governor-elect Rubén Rocha met yesterday in the National Palace with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the members of the cabinet in a meeting in which they endorsed their support to deploy public policies to promote the development and well-being of the state and the people of Sinaloa. He came out more than excited.
Rocha is the only governor who was at the meeting in which the issues of health, tourism, education, countryside, fishing, social programs, security and infrastructure were addressed, and the secretaries were interested and pledged to provide their full support.
The governor had the opportunity to be heard by all the secretaries of state, and with the support of the president who promised to come to Sinaloa before the end of 2021 to preside over a similar meeting, with the entire cabinet, to agree on and supervise the implementation ongoing projects for each of the activities.
He also met with Carlos Torres, technical secretary of the Presidency and coordinator of Federal Social Programs, and they spoke about the strategic programs for Sinaloa. In short, a promising future is envisioned for Sinaloa, with the incoming government, if the commitments that AMLO is making with Rocha are fulfilled.
Potpourri. The oversight commission of the State Congress disapproved the public accounts of the 18 municipalities, thus rejecting the handling of money from the treasury made by mayors and treasurers.
Among the irregularities they found, based on the data provided by the Superior State Audit, are: budget under-exercises and over-exercises, that is, in some areas they spend less than what was budgeted and in others they are passing through. There are also liabilities without sources of payment.
The worst of all is that 60 percent of the public works they carried out were awarded directly, without bidding, which indicates that they may have been given to compadres, prestanombres and friends, but also used apocryphal invoices, from non-existent companies .
Also, in most municipalities, bonuses were paid to mayors, councilors, and attorney generals; In short, they were dispatched with the big spoon, and they did not pay ISR or SAT taxes. The disapproved municipal officials who are already on their way out still have until October 31 to resolve the observations made by Congress, but it seems difficult for them to fix a year of mismanagement.
FAULTS. “They sold us a hare,” says the majority of Mochitans, since it was always said that with the diversion of the Juárez drain, the floods were going to end as if by magic, but the recently completed work received the litmus test and it was rejected, because the drain was still overflowing with water and caused flooding and showed that a lot of infrastructure is needed in storm drains. Admittedly, more than 100 millimeters of water fell in a few hours, but it is common in hurricane season.
What a great opportunity that the secretaries listen to me ”, Governor-elect Rubén Rocha