Cuban President, Miguel Díaz Canel Bermúdez, has insisted on establishing permanent links, debate and dialogue with the population. Pictured during a visit to the province of Las Tunas. Photo: Yaciel Peña

“GOING for more” is not a slogan, but a phrase that summarizes the projection of a government exercise supported by the following four pillars, presented by the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel, in an interview granted in September to Patricia Villegas, of the multinational channel, teleSUR:

- Respond to the mandate of the people and for the people, therefore cadres must be willing and able to render accounts of their work.

- Establish permanent links, debate and dialogue with the population, with the presence of managers in the most complex places.

- Awareness that solutions to the problems we have are very complex, and therefore must be approached with several alternatives, based on scientific research, innovation and the computerization of society.

- Use of communications as a working tool.

In this regard, in the Council of Ministers meeting that closed 2018, the Cuban President stressed the strategic projections based on these foundations, that will streamline governance over the coming year, described as a scenario of “challenges and victories.”

Granma International presents a brief summary of the issues addressed during the meeting that will continue to mark the work of the Cuban government through 2019:

- Disaggregate the 2019 Economic Plan in a swift and orderly way, with the participation of workers and the leadership of the main cadres.

- Advance in the computerization process, not only with the presence of the country’s leading cadres on social networks, but with the updating of government agency websites, as another important space to inform the people.

- Continue to offer, through ministers and their work teams, information to the media and start a television program to systematically address issues related to the government’s agenda.

- Integrate universities in the search for solutions to the country’s problems, and enhance the interaction between ministers and faculties.

- Defend the ethics that should characterize the work of leaders, and their permanent contact with the people.

- Consider the atmosphere of order, harmony and integrity that must prevail in state institutions. Without waste, with restraint, a careful and clean image must be maintained.

- Comply with the regulations that recently came into force to continue ordering the work of the non-state sector.

- Support from all institutions the broad legislative process that will be deployed after the approval of the new Constitution.

- Strengthen the links between tourism and other sectors of the economy.

- Encourage good experiences in exports, and promote these in new sectors, as well as considering, as a country, how to defend the major economic and financial processes.

- Prioritize, within the actions of the Comptroller General of the Republic and the National Auditing System, the follow-up of investments and exports, the substitution of imports and productive chains.

- Establish as complementary aspects of all audits, the use and destination of energy carriers, contracting, cost analysis, the strengthening of accounting and the use of inventories.

- Make the National Territorial Planning Scheme a working tool, which includes a score of policies aimed at the country’s development, and was approved by the Council of Ministers.

- Present the attention, processing and response to issues raised by the people in Central State Administration Bodies’ management boards, and Provincial Administration Councils, which should design a plan of measures to prioritize and provide due response to the population’s proposals.