Daniel Quintero and Gustavo Petro will meet in Bogotá to talk about the rates of public receipts / Archive images from EFE and Reuters.
This February 27 it was announced that President Gustavo Petro and the mayor of Medellín, Daniel Quintero, will hold a meeting to discuss the request that the local president made to the national government on February 24. According to the information published by W Radio, the dialogue will take place this Tuesday, February 28 in the city of Bogotá.
Enrique Peñalosa asked the mayor of Medellín, Daniel Quintero: “And what have you done?”
The request of the paisa president to the president, to freeze the rates of Public Companies of Medellín, led to a heated exchange of trills, which concluded with the former mayor of Bogotá taking stock of the management of Quintero Calle
The news comes after the mayor of the capital of Antioquia will send a letter to the president requesting to be able to freeze EPM’s public service rates. The one-page document begins by ensuring that it is increasingly complex for families in the country to sustain their economy due to the monthly rise in prices of some products, including public services.
“As rulers, it is increasingly difficult to sleep peacefully when we see how the cost of living has risen for our citizens: markets are worth double, gasoline does not stop rising, and public services have irrational prices, making ends meet is increasingly difficult. more difficult for families, especially the poorest ones”, reads the letter sent by Daniel Quintero.
After exposing the main reason for making the request, the local president proceeded to mention the decree that empowered the president to resume the regulation of public services in Colombia, to justify why the request is addressed directly to the executive.
“In my capacity as Mayor of the city of Medellín and President of the Board of Directors of EPM, I have optimistically received Presidential Decree No. 0227 of February 16, 2023, by which you as President resume the functions in terms of services home publics that were previously headed by the Creg”, the document reads.
If Quintero’s petition is approved, different regions of the country would benefit, including: Medellín, Antioquia, Córdoba, Bolívar, Sucre, Santander, Norte de Santander, Caldas Quindío, Risaralda, Quibdó, Providencia and Santa Marta.
Miguel Uribe Turbay filed against the mayor of Medellín for a request to freeze the rate of public services
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Let us remember that the decree with which the President of the Republic assumed this responsibility was signed by his cabinet, although the news was reportedly mentioned by Petro himself at the end of January, at that time he assured that this function would be in favor of Colombians.
“I am going to assume direct and personal control, based on what the law itself says: first the general interest and that of the user,” he said at an event in Duitama, Boyacá, on January 26.
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Although the initiative has been well received by some sectors, there are others who claim that this could create uncertainty in the energy sectors, for example, the Vice President of Credit at Moody’s Investors Service, Adrián Garza, stated that the new decree could delay new investments within the country, since these powers are used in high inflation environments, but likewise, it does not have a positive impact, since it puts the financial sectors on alert.
“Although the measures have not yet been disclosed, unilateral decisions that curb revenues and defer cost recovery in 2023 will negatively affect the credit metrics of public services and electric companies that operate in the country,” stressed the vice president of Moody’s Investors Service credit.