Santo Domingo.- Public Administration minister Ramon Ventura Camejo, who pushed to raise the then vice ministry to the higher level, announced the start of the elimination of Secretariats and Undersecretaries which are still in effect, as stated in the Constitution approved January 26, 2010.
The announcement also comes one day after a WikiLeaks cable revealed that the U.S. Embassy had criticized Fernandez’s excessive designations of officials as if “a distribution of war booty.”
Ventura said that during a September 15 Cabinet meeting in the National Palace, president Leonel Fernandez instructed him to carry out “all pertinent actions to rationalize the organizational structure of the ministries that conform the Public Administration.”
He called on all the heads of the Ministries to determine the exact number of vice ministers their entities require, after which the Public Administration Ministry will suppress the undersecretaries who are dysfunctional.
In that regard, the official said he’ll meet with the different ministers from September 26 to October 26 to weigh the various proposals, based on international principles and experience to improve the internal structures of the ministries.
Ventura added that Fernandez is committed to continue advancing in the improvement in the Public Administration’s institutionalism.