President Petro asks for the election of the manager of the Federation of Coffee Growers to be postponed

For this Thursday, April 27, the presentation of the candidates is scheduled to elect the new General Director of the National Federation of Coffee Growers, who would be the highest authority of the organization and replace Roberto Vélez Vallejo.

The agenda seemed to be going smoothly until President Gustavo Petro sent a request via his Twitter account to the National Federation of Coffee Growers to postpone the election of its new manager. This request arises after the ministerial transfer took place in the government, where she appointed seven new heads of cabinet.

“I ask the federation of coffee growers that manages the parafiscal coffee fund not to make any decisions tomorrow about the appointment of the general manager until the new finance minister can make a decision on this,” the head of state wrote.

One of the changes made this Wednesday at the Casa de Nariño was for the Ministry of Finance, formerly headed by José Antonio Ocampo and now headed by Ricardo Bonilla, an economist from the National University.

Bonilla is the current director of the Territorial Development Finance SA (Findeter), an economist with studies at the National University of Colombia and the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, with a diploma in advanced studies from the University of Rennes, in France.

He was a professor at the Universities of Javeriana and Nacional and a member of the Colombian Academy of Economic Sciences (ACCE). Bonnilla was Finance Minister of the Office of the Mayor of Bogotá between January 2002 and April 2015 and has advised the President of the Republic, Gustavo Petro, on various economic issues, such as pensions.

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Source: El Heraldo