The Sugar Foundation -Fundazucar- and the School of Government inaugurated on December the Municipal Management training aimed at 50 municipal public officials, to strengthen their competencies and technical and administrative skills to face effectively, efficiently, and successfully the challenges of public and political management for the continuous improvement of the economic indicators of the South of Guatemala, and to help the fight against COVID-19 Pandemic.
During the inauguration Alfredo Vila, president of the Guatemalan Sugar Producers Association -Asazgua-, mentioned that it was a pride to inaugurate this training that is so important for the growth of the participants’ communities, emphasizing that municipal development is fundamental for Guatemala.
The training will be held by the School of Government with the support of Fundazucar and began on December 4th, 2020 and will end on August 13th, 2021. In 30 sessions of 2 hours each, the following topics will be addressed: Mitigation measures against COVID-19; Municipal management, inspection, transparency, and accountability; Municipal planning and management for results; and Attractive municipalities for investment.
Municipal Management training is part of the Thematic Component for the Sustainability of Governance of Fundazucar, which promotes the strengthening of local institutions such as the Municipal Corporation. The coverage of this intervention reaches 26 municipalities and approximately 900 municipal workers are trained, from different administrative and technical areas of the Municipal Corporation.
In his speech, Luis Miguel Paiz, general manager of Asazgua, stressed that “for the Guatemalan Sugar Industry it is important to strengthen local institutions and that is why we believe that this type of training can help us to collaborate with Guatemala’s development”.