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Superintendent of Electricity Rafael Velazco resigns

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The Superintendent of Electricity, Rafael Velazco Espaillat, resigned this Sunday from his position by means of a letter that he sent to the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader.

The resignation occurs days after the information was released that he had increased his salary in the Superintendency as well as other senior officials and all the collaborators of the entity, which received strong criticism from the population that complained about the rise in the electricity bill.

Given the questions, the entity announced that it was desisting from raising the level of the Council, but that it was keeping it for the collaborators, in accordance with the labor law.

In a letter dated July 31st, without explaining the reasons for his resignation, Velazco informed the president of his decision to withdraw from the position as of the same day.

“By means of this letter, I formally resign from my position as Superintendent of Electricity and President of the Council of the Superintendency of Electricity effective today, Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 8 a.m.”, the letter says.

In the communication, signed in handwriting by Velazco, today’s former official thanked the president for his trust.

“Thank you very much for the honor of having trusted me for this position, which we try to comply with at all times in accordance with the current regulations of the electricity sector and enforcing it, in our capacity as the regulator and supervisor of the national electricity system. You can count on me for what he considers pertinent to collaborate with the success of his Government and for the well-being of the Dominican People,” he concluded.

The letter was sent with a copy to the legal consultant of the Executive Power, Antoliano Peralta, and to the members of the Council of the Superintendence of Electricity.

Velazco is the second official to resign from the Government over the weekend. On Friday, the director of the National Council for Children (Conai), Ana Cecilia Morum Solano, made her position available to the president, less than a year after taking office. She alleged that the agreement had been that she would be in the entity for only one year.

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