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Call in Cuba for a process of accountability of the delegates (+ Photos)

Havana, Sep 19.- The Council of State of the Republic of Cuba agreed to convene accountability meetings of the delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of People's Power to their voters in the period between October 15 and on November 30, 2023.

In the session of this organization, held the day before and headed by its president Esteban Lazo Hernández; Its members agreed that the accountability of the delegates to their voters is one of the most important processes carried out by the People’s Power system, as a genuine expression of socialist democracy; through which said voters know, evaluate and comment on the management and work carried out by their representatives during a given period.

The adopted agreement also establishes that the Provincial Governments of People's Power and local administrations contribute to the development of this process and guarantee, at the request of the President of the Municipal Assembly, the participation of its directors in these meetings, said Miriam Brito Sarroca, president of the Commission for Attention to Local Bodies of Popular Power of the National Assembly.

This process of accountability of the delegate to his constituents will be the first of its kind in the 18th mandate of the municipal bodies of People's Power.

On the agenda of the session, the members of the Council of State also evaluated compliance with the measures approved to strengthen the state company. In this regard, the Vice Prime Minister and head of Economy and Planning, Alejandro Gil Fernández, offered a detailed explanation about how, since the VI Congress of the Party to date, the State Business System has been the subject of multiple transformations, which were initiated in 2011 with the generalization of the powers exercised by companies in improvement and, in more recent periods, with the approval of 43 measures to advance in the strengthening of the state company.

On the day, the members of the Council of State adopted the Coastal Decree Law, which aims to establish the set of mechanisms, actions and instruments that must be applied in the coastal and protection zone, aimed at its sustainable use, as well as to the protection of human settlements, and the processes of economic and social development in them, explained Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, Minister of Science, Technology and Environment.

At the same time, the regulatory provision for Agricultural Cooperatives was issued. According to the presentation of the head of Agriculture, Ydael Pérez Brito; This stipulates the general legal framework that regulates the organization, constitution, operation, integration, division, merger and extinction of agricultural cooperatives. In addition, it takes into account the experience in the application of regulations related to this issue, the transformations that occur in the Cuban agricultural and forestry sector, and the measures approved to boost agricultural production that recognize the cooperative sector as an essential actor in national development and territorial.

This organization also approved the decree law Amending Decree Law no. 2 On Mechanization, Irrigation, Agricultural Drainage and Water Supply to Animals, December 13, 2019. Ydael Pérez Brito pointed out in his presentation that the changes that have occurred in the economic and social scenario of the country since the application of the aforementioned decree law no. 2, require updating aspects of their regulation that have become obstacles to boosting agricultural production.

Subsequently, the session examined the implementation of law no. 145 On Territorial and Urban Planning and Land Management, approved by the National Assembly of People's Power on December 21, 2021 and published in the Official Gazette in November 2022 along with its regulations and four resolutions.

Finally, the Council of State evaluated the main advances in the implementation of the National Program for the Advancement of Women. Deputy Prime Minister Inés María Chapman presented the achievements made in her different areas of special attention and her lines of action for 2023; of a transcendental program of high importance for our society, faithful to the legacy on this issue of Fidel, Raúl and Vilma Espín, as highlighted by the President of the Council of State, Esteban Lazo Hernández. (Text: ACN) (Photos: Cuban Parliament)

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