(CNN Spanish) – This Monday, the mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, reported through her verified Twitter account that will change the allocation of two trillion pesos of the city budget to allocate them in education programs and emergency employment for young people and women in Bogotá, basic income for families in extreme poverty, humanitarian assistance and investment in sectors that generate a lot of employment in the city.
López also added that from June 8, following the biosafety protocols, all the economic sectors of the city will be reactivated. The mayor’s office will present biosafety, ventilation and care protocols so that all businesses return to an immediate opening.
The mayor said that, during her isolation due to covid-19, she reflected on the problems that the country is experiencing and offered an apology to young people and citizens and emphasized that the mayor’s office will react to the protests as what she considers to be a social problem and economic.
«There is a social explosion due to the lack of employment and opportunities, there is a generation in rebellion against the abuse of power and the abuse of force and there is a deep demand to change a history, not a law. There is a resounding change in the priority of citizens, ”said López.
Faced with the problem of complaints of human rights violations during the stoppage in Bogotá, López said that the complaints and evidence of human rights violations during the period will be handed over to the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. unemployment in Bogotá that the mayor’s office has compiled.
Additionally, the mayor will request the assistance of the UN to clarify the facts and guarantee reparation and non-repetition.
López ended his speech by announcing that the vaccination day for all teachers in schools and public gardens in the city will begin on May 25. This will also support the economic reactivation of Bogotá so that all children return to classrooms and parents can return to work full time.
The mayor’s change of priorities plan will be presented in greater detail to public opinion this Tuesday and an extraordinary assembly of the Bogotá Council will be called to approve the investment plan.