TAMPICO, Tamaulipas – The new Governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, has revealed the names of those who will be part of the new state administration. He also announced a catalog of commitments.
Cabeza de Vaca highlighted a commitment to having a team integrated with professional people who have knowledge in a variety of different areas. He said he was looking forward to doing more for the residents of Tamaulipas.
The new Attorney General will be Irving Barrios Mojica. Barrios Mojica worked at the Attorney General Office and has experience in the investigation of criminal activity, and crimes against health. Cabeza de Vaca also introduced Vice Admiral Luis Felipe López Castro as the Public Security Chief. He has experience in the Navy, Army, and in the air-sea base.
Each Chief of Department mentioned by Cabeza de Vaca was introduced, read his or her experience in the matter, and the different official positions they have held so far.
At the same time, Cabeza de Vaca mentioned a new catalog of work. He underlined the creation of an evaluation system to apply in different levels of the government. If an employee hasn’t worked as he or she should, then, the new Governor said, “he/she must go.”
He also promised “a government with transparency that will allow us to recuperate the credibility in our institutions.”
At the same time first level employees will present what he called “three of three.” This means the employees will present his/her tax declaration, properties they own, and other interests.
“The fourth point is forceful because we won’t tolerate any act of corruption, neither we will ask for a percentage or fees when looking for a public service,” he said.
Next he mentioned moving offices in the future, which, he said, will help produce more efficient offices.
Doing more with less was the sixth point in the catalog. He said this would avoid expanding the budget without thinking.
For his seventh point, Cabeza de Vaca spoke about a strategy to help obtain funds to apply for different gubernamental programs and projects.
He said many national and international institutions can provide funds to help improve the state.
Cabeza de Vaca said new employees will promote a sensible and close-to-the-people style, to listen and understand the problems lived daily by residents.
Also, he announced a system to respond in an expedited form to all the complaints presented by residents.
Last but not least, Cabeza de Vaca said his Government will rule for everybody.
“We will work looking for a moment of peace, welfare and progress for Tamaulipas, without making any difference between people; we won’t rule with resentments, but we won’t allow impunity.”
On Saturday morning, Cabeza de Vaca became Governor of Tamaulipas for the 2016-2022 term.
Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Rio Grande Guardian in Spanish. It has been translated into English by Rio Grande Guardian editor and reporter Melva Lavín-Castillo. Click here to read the original posting.