After various criticisms and days of uncertainty over the appointment of Mary Gutierrez As Minister of Information Technology and Communications, the government of President Gustavo Petro finally decided to back down on this appointment and shuffle the cards again to choose who will assume this portfolio.
The designation of Gutierrez was questioned due to a possible conflict of interest, after the Investigative Unit of EL TIEMPO revealed that she was the majority shareholder (97 percent) of Programar Televisión SA, a firm that currently has a lawsuit against the Nation for $45,000 million pesos . Also, this lawsuit is against the Ministry of ICT, the same one that she was going to handle.
After his possession in office was repeatedly postponed, the MinTIC continues without someone to lead it and different profiles are currently being studied that, according to RCN Television, have sounded from the Partido de la U.
The names of the options
Carolina Duran, former District Secretary of Economic Development of the government of Claudia López is one of the optional. She is a specialist in Economics from the University of Barcelona and the University of the Andes, she also has a Master’s degree in International Relations and Public Administration from Columbia University.
On the other hand, it sounds Sandra Milena Urrutiadirector of tax surveillance of ICT of the Comptroller’s Office, lawyer with a master’s degree in administrative law, a specialization in telecommunications law for the position.
lastly is Gale Mallolwho is currently president of the Association of Information Technology and Communications Operators of Colombia, was also a candidate for the House of Representatives for the Liberal Party.
With information from ET