The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The elected president of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis has unveiled the cabinet that will accompany his investiture starting May 8.
“This is a hopeful cabinet with experience. They will be going to work with a social commitment to achieve economic growth with social justice,” Solis said in an official ceremony in which 16 ministers were announced.
The president-elect said he has not named some ministers such as Agriculture or Science and Technology.
Solis appointed as ministers: Melvin Jimenez (Chair), Alejandra Mora (Status of Women), Alexander Mora (Foreign Trade), Carlos Alvarado (Social Affairs), Carolina Mauri (Sport), Carlos Segnini (Public Works and Transport), Celso Gamboa (Security), Edgar Gutierrez (Environment and Energy).
Also appointed Elizabeth Fonseca (Culture), Helio Fallas (Hacienda), María Elena López (Health), Olga Sánchez (Planning), Sonia Mora (Education), Victor Morales (Labour), Welmer Ramos (Economics) and Wilhelm Von Breymann (Tourism).
He also announced holder of the Presidency, Melvin Jimenez, who is a Lutheran bishop stands; and Foreign Trade, Alexander Mora, who is chairing the Chamber of Information Technology and Communication.
The only one that comes advertised is the current Government Security Celso Gamboa, who serves as deputy minister of the ministry, the National Anti-Drug Commissioner and head of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security.
“This is an extremely dedicated and committed group of Costa Ricans. All are living proof of the principles and values that people want more and I am sure they will do a great job,” said Solis.
The future president of the country said that he will dispense of the Minister of Communication used by the last two governments in the country, and create a new Ministry of Interior, which is responsible for immigration issues and will be provided by Carmen Muñoz, his current deputy of the PAC.
“We want to give the country confidence, enthusiasm and hope that they will work for the sake of positive change in Costa Rica,” said Solis.
The president-elect also introduced several presidents of public institutions, but did not announce to others such as the Costa Rican Social Security, the National Institute of Learning, that of the Costa Rican Oil Refinery and National Institute of Railways.
The president of the Central Bank will be Olivier Castro; the National Insurance Institute (INS), Sergio Alfaro; the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), Carlos Obregon, and the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers Yamileth Astorga.
Solis takes office on May 8 to replace Laura Chinchilla, the first woman to hold th e presidency in the Central American country. (ACAN-EFE)
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