Attorney General’s Office suspends former Minister of Science under Petro for appointing Álvaro Moises Ninco Daza as Colombian ambassador to Mexico | News today

Attorney General’s Office suspends former Minister of Science under Petro for appointing Álvaro Moises Ninco Daza as Colombian ambassador to Mexico | News today
Attorney General’s Office suspends former Minister of Science under Petro for appointing Álvaro Moises Ninco Daza as Colombian ambassador to Mexico | News today

According to the Attorney General’s Office, the two officials at the time should have issued an unfavorable opinion on Ninco Daza for, supposedly, not meeting the requirements for the position.

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The Attorney General’s Office ruled in the first instance against the former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Arturo Luis Luna Tapia; and the director of the Administrative Department of the Civil Service, César Augusto Manrique Soacha, for Irregularities in the appointment of Alvaro Moisés Ninco Daza as Colombian ambassador to Mexico. Both were suspended for 10 months.

The control entity indicates that Ninco Daza, when he was nominated for the position “did not reach the level of outstanding for the compensation of requirements”, for which both the then Minister Luna and the director Manrique “They were obliged to recommend not endorsing their resume or, failing that, reasonably justify the decision to consider him suitable to occupy the position” and yet they did so.

The Attorney General’s Office says that “Luna Tapia and Manrique Soacha They decided to cast their favorable vote to recommend to the President of the Republic to exceptionally compensate the requirements and that Ninco Daza could be named in the position he currently holds.”

For the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the two made a mistake when reviewing the current ambassador’s resume “by overlooking that the documents submitted to the Merit Evaluation Committee did not demonstrate outstanding experience in any discipline, occupation, art or trade.” In addition, the control body points out, “Nor could he be classified as a youth or student leader. because in his short career he lacked recognition or distinction.”

The actions of former Minister Luna and Director Manrique, in the eyes of the Attorney General’s Office, violated “the principles of morality and equality that should inspire the State’s function.” In addition, according to the control body, “they incurred in a disciplinary fault that was classified as serious and committed with intent.”

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