AMLO appoints commissioners for the IFT, it must continue to function, he assures

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent to Congress the request to ratify Sayuri Adriana Koike Quintanar and Laura Elizabeth González Sánchez, as commissioners of the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT).

Koike Quintanar and González Sánchez will occupy the place that was left vacant last March after the departure of Gabriel Contreras as well as the position that commissioner Mario Fromow will leave this year.

In the document sent by the Executive to Dulce María Sauri as president of the Board of Directors of the Permanent Commission of Congress on December 16, 2020, of which THE UNIVERSAL has a copy, it is emphasized that the regulator was created as an autonomous and independent body and is recognized as the only competent authority for the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors.

“The Federal Executive in my charge considers it essential that said autonomous body continue to function with the highest probity, responsiveness and professionalism that has characterized it in these years,” emphasizes López Obrador.

This morning, in conference, President López Obrador announced that it is evaluating an administrative reform so that the IFT passes to the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT).

Last year Jorge Arganis Díaz Leal, head of the SCT, eliminated the Undersecretary of Communications and Technological Development and entrusted his attributions to the Undersecretary of Transportation.

“What cannot belong to Communications? I used to do it Communications and what, when the IFT was created to date, has it done a very good job? Couldn’t the Ministry of Communications do that work? “, Questioned the Executive.

Last year Jorge Arganis Díaz Leal, head of the SCT, eliminated the Undersecretary of Communications and Technological Development and entrusted his attributions to the Undersecretary of Transportation.

He also said that it was expected that there would not be monopolies in communication with the IFT and they continue to exist and explained that they do not call it a monopoly because they have a euphemism, “they call it preponderant.”

“It turns out that the preponderant actors have more interference in these organizations than the President, I do not know any of the councilors (commissioners) of the IFT, well, once I met with them, I meet them here in the Palace and I do not identify them” , López Obrador stressed.

He proposed that the IFT workers relocate even within the SCT.

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