Governors and Lieutenant Governors for the administration the country deserves
The January 18 election of provincial governors and deputy governors is clearly a step forward for the country’s institutional framework
Yudy Castro Moralesjanuary 20, 2020 09:01:05
Provincial governors and lieutenant governors8 were elected January 18.
Photo: Dunia Álvarez
The election of these authorities, this past Saturday, as stipulated in the new Constitution of the Republic, places the country on the path of more efficient government, a complex path, yes, complex but doable.
This is not a totally new beginning; work has begun, but governors and lieutenant governors will have their hands full after assuming their positions as the highest executive-administrative authorities at the provincial level.
The performance of these officials elected in a direct, secret ballot vote by delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power will determine just how quickly difficulties in a given province are resolved; how much progress can be made on challenging goals that, rather than intimidate, can motivate; and how structural changes are translated into effective work.
Absolutely nothing in their efforts can be formal; this is not simply a question of new offices with new authorities, but the determination to transform, to perfect, to impact Cubans’ daily life with improved quality of life and well-being. Continue reading