Camagüey, June 4 - The ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Ministry of the Interior, the body in charge of ensuring citizen tranquility and compliance with the law, took place this Friday in Camagüey.
In this context, several officers were promoted to the next higher grade, as a stimulus to the fulfillment of the assigned missions and a group of them obtained the Status of Distinguished Service and the Distinction for 15 and 20 years.
In greeting to the anniversary, workers with 15 or more years of work, institutions and the political body in the province, received the 60th Anniversary Medal of the MININT, awarded by the Minister of the Interior, Brigadier General Lázaro Alberto Álvarez Casas.
Words of gratitude on behalf of the highest authorities of the party, the government, the political and mass organizations, and the people of Camagüey centered the solemn act, which was held in the context of a complex epidemiological situation.
On June 6, 1961, the Ministry of the Interior was founded, faced with the imperative imposed by the organizational development of the state apparatus, the need to concentrate efforts, experiences, human and material resources from different organizations dispersed until then.
To the nascent institution the dependencies of the Ministry of the Interior and those of the Justice cabinet related to the preservation of the internal order and the security of the country were integrated; from the Revolutionary Armed Forces, the National Revolutionary Police and the Investigations Department of the Rebel Army, and in later years structures such as the Fire Brigades and Rangers, the Canine Technique, the Border Guard Troops, the National Special Brigade and other specialties were integrated, in correspondence with the operational needs and the fulfillment of its essential missions. (Elianis Cutiño López / Radio Cadena Agramonte, with information from the MININT official website) (Photos: Humberto Cid)