Tuesday, May 24

Comptroller suspends payment of mobilization expenses to mayors and representatives

The Comptroller General of the Republic, Gerardo Solís, ordered the suspension of payments of mobilization expenses to all mayors and representatives at the national level. The measure was ordered by instructing the review of salaries, representation expenses and mobilization carried out by the National Control Directorate.

Solís also gave instructions to suspend payments of representation expenses above $3,500, spoints out a press release from the Comptroller General of the Republic.

The measure was adopted from Thursday, January 20. The payments of these expenditures had been running for 15 years. It has been possible to determine that during the period of the Administration Attorney Rigoberto González and former comptroller Federico Humbert they were increased from $3,000 to $5,000 per month. Without the requirement to date of a thorough review, as Comptroller Solís has already ordered.

The country currently has 81 mayors and 679 corregimiento representatives.

The review carried out by the Comptroller General of the Republic is due to a series of complaints about the high salaries, mobilization and representation expenses received by mayors and representatives, especially in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.