Simulating a critical stance and contradicting their national political boss – President Andrés Manuel López Obrador – deputies from the National Regeneration Movement Party (Morena) questioned the performance of Governor Alejandro Murat Hinojosa.
After the opening of the First Ordinary Period of Sessions corresponding to the Second Year of the Constitutional Exercise, the LXV Legislature received the Sixth Government Report in solemn session and in an alternate venue to the legislative compound.
On behalf of the governor, the Secretary General of the Government, Francisco Javier García López, delivered the compendium of activities of the outgoing government administration to the members of the Board of Directors.
Once the document was received, the vice president of this legislative body, Nancy Natalia Benítez Zárate, criticized the performance of Murat Hinojosa.
“I am sorry that Master Alejandro Murat Hinojosa is not present, since this six-year term was marked by the seal of corruption, while the anti-corruption prosecutor remains resting on his laurels, letting the acts of corruption he has in mind pass on the path of impunity. portfolio and that at this point I do not think it will solve them, ”he attacked.
This six-year term was also marked by the blood of the more than 600 women murdered in this government, most of them remaining in impunity, thus leaving many families in mourning and with the despair that justice will be done for their dead women, he told the question the performance of the Attorney General, Arturo Peimbert Calvo.
“Oaxacans are paying dearly for the fact of having a ruler who does not know our state, who has no love for Oaxaca and above all who was not interested in making a good government,” he read.
In his analysis, he affirmed that it was not understood that Oaxaca needs to end the cancer of corruption in order to move forward; However, he turned the Secretariat of the Comptroller and Government Transparency into a kind of holy inquisition against officials who did not sympathize with his partisan ideology.
The six-year term that is ending did not have a state vision either, only a clientelist vision, for this reason only the municipal authorities who agree with their political ideology benefited, while the others were not supported with any mixture of resources, he reproached.
“Your six-year term ended up being a tragedy in the public life of Oaxaca, well they say that what starts badly ends badly and you started taking the legal protest at midnight in a place outside the compound,” he insisted.
By the way, he presumed that Oaxaca is 15 days away from the arrival of the Oaxacan Spring.
In her speech, with a hasty reading, Liz Hernández Matus contradicted López Obrador and according to her analogy, the general panorama in Oaxaca is bleak and adverse for the population.
It is suffering, he added, an unprecedented crisis in social, political and economic matters, with institutions undermined by the frivolity and waste of the majority of secretaries of state.
Legislator Melina Hernández Sosa, from the same parliamentary group, stressed that the current government was unable to combat Oaxaca’s economic and social backwardness despite everything.
At the time, Lizbeth Anaid Concha Ojeda, from the PRI, defended Murat Hinojosa for fulfilling his constitutional obligation “since this report represents a fundamental exercise in transparency and accountability.”
He highlighted the working relationship that existed during the entire six-year term with the Oaxacan teachers and that despite the adversities, allowed girls, boys and adolescents to have their right to education guaranteed.
Contrary, he added, to what happened in previous six-year terms where, in addition to an open confrontation, the most affected were precisely the Oaxacan children.
He highlighted the fight against poverty and marginalization, because in his opinion, contrary to the national trend in recent years, according to CONEVAL’s own figures, from 2016 to 2020, 90 thousand 684 people abandoned poverty and 88 thousand 880 Oaxacan men and women overcame extreme poverty.
While, in the municipal context, 83.3% of the state’s municipalities (475) reduced their poverty, and 77% of them (439) reduced their extreme poverty, which undoubtedly represents a success of government management.
Another of the areas in which progress was made, he highlighted, was in the financial consolidation inherited from previous administrations.
According to what was reported in this last report, significant progress was made in covering debts with State institutions such as the Tax Administration Service (SAT).
As well as in the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) to cover debts and establish debt restructuring programs that made state finances viable and that allowed, in real terms, to reduce the total amount of state public debt.
In his participation, Víctor Raúl Hernández López, deputy of the parliamentary group of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), maintained that the economic investments and the scope of what was reported should be recognized, but this accountability exercise was not established to applaud what by obligation a good government must do.
Congressman Noé Doroteo Castillejos, from the Labor Party, assured that the government that is ending is a lost six-year term and total chaos.
With some honorable exceptions, the heads of the dependencies no longer dispatch or have neglected their responsibility, perhaps it is because not many of them did not grow up in Oaxaca, so they lack roots and commitment.
He said that even when it is presumed that there is governance, peace and development in Oaxaca, the truth is that this statement is completely false, or at least misleading.
In the first case, Oaxaca is far from having governability, since only in the capital in the first 11 months of 2021 1,031 protests were registered, that is, an average of three mobilizations or blockades per day.
Not to mention that in other regions road blockades have also become recurrent, leaving incalculable economic losses, such as the iron bridge, the snail crossing or the mountain mouth on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
In the same way, nothing could be more distant from reality than to say that in Oaxaca one lives in peace, when its category as a peaceful and calm place to live has been losing, given that the 56% of Oaxacans who affirmed that insecurity is the main problem that must be faced, according to the Survey of and Perception of Public Safety.
He criticized the fact that the government is completely non-existent, in areas like the Sierra Sur, where it is increasingly common for police officers, investigative agents and public servants to be murdered with total impunity.
He affirmed that the reduction of poverty is a consequence of the spending on social policy of the federal welfare programs, as well as strategic projects such as the interoceanic corridor or the paving of rural roads, leaving the few programs from the state government blurred.
The 2.6% reduction in poverty and 1.1% moderate poverty is undoubtedly the result of the impact of federal programs and not of the meager offer of state government programs. Suffice it to mention that the budget for the Secretary of State Welfare of Oaxaca barely exceeds 80 million pesos including current spending, while the range of federal programs already reaches 1,215,000 families in the eight regions.
In the case of the Villa de Zaachila sanitary landfill, which although it is a municipal obligation, he said that it should have been addressed by the state authorities in environmental, health, finance and governance matters, since it is a crisis of a regional nature that completely exceeded the response capacity of the municipalities of the Central Valleys.
Another pending issue, he said, is also the few works that are left unfinished, which although of minor impact, did represent the expenditure of considerable resources, in which 194 million 984 thousand 679 pesos have been allocated, in a stretch of less than three kilometers , which has taken half the time of its administration to the current government without reaching a glimpse of the date of its conclusion.
This, despite the fact that just last December Javier Lazcano Vargas, head of SINFRA, had promised to conclude said work in the month of May, that is, more than half a year ago; work that has generated the discontent of neighbors, environmentalists, and that has even cost the life of a worker due to the excavations that are unnecessarily left open for months on end.
He regretted the non-conclusion of the Barranca Larga-Ventanilla highway, given the lack of political authority to reach an agreement with the community of San Vicente Coatlán.
The deputy member of the parliamentary group of the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico, Eva Diego Cruz, assured that by making a general balance, the goal was not reached in this government, despite the statistics that were made known about the reality of the people of Oaxaca it is very different since it continues in red numbers of poverty and marginalization.
These positions contradict his political boss, López Obrador, who last Monday praised the performance and described Murat Hinojosa as a good ruler for Oaxaca.
In the midst of these compliments, the deputy of the Popular Unity Party Xóchitl Jazmín Velázquez Vásquez said that the challenges faced by the current administration were enormous, but Oaxaca did not have a government up to its responsibility.
Adriana Altamirano Rosales, deputy from the New Alliance Party, regretted that this solemn session was held at an alternate venue due to the various claims of the citizenry and assured that this report will be thoroughly reviewed.
Once the Report has been received, the Local Congress will summon the heads of the different agencies to appear in order to report in detail on the status of the state public administration.