The Minister of Human Capital Sandra Pettovello left the building where her portfolio operates and faced the demonstrators who were protesting there. “I am going to receive the people who are hungry, not the leaders,” she said.
In the midst of the debate over the Omnibus Law in Congress, there were people who yesterday came to the vicinity to protest against the mega package of reforms promoted by Javier Milei and today they are preparing again to march.
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However, another group of protesters, belonging to social movements grouped in the Popular Economy Workers Union (UTEP), gathered this morning outside the Ministry of Human Capital to demand food. Given this, the portfolio holder came out to respond to them. “I am going to serve the people who are hungry one by one, not the leaders,” she said while several of those present questioned the lack of delivery of merchandise to the canteens.
“You are hungry? Come, I'm going to write down your ID, your name, where you are from and you will receive help individually,” she expressed.
Sandra Pettovello came out to meet the social leaders. (Photo: Ministry of Human Capital)
In the middle, the leaders of the social organizations that were there questioned his statements. “Are you going to receive the ten thousand snack vendors that exist throughout the country?” they asked him. Despite that, the minister began to leave, she uttered a few words in the distance and entered the building again.
In December the Government suspended food shipments to soup kitchens and now proposed a new scheme in which they will be able to manage their own purchases with a card. “The discretionary delivery system for dry food was canceled to implement the modality of direct monetary transfer to soup kitchens and associations without intermediation,” they explained.
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The decision aims to “make food policy transparent” and “end poverty managers,” as detailed in a statement.
“The Ministry of Human Capital will obtain the list of each person (name, surname and ID) who attends the dining room, which allows children and families to be identified with a comprehensive view,” he explained, and assured that “with this new modality, The canteens will be able to buy dry but also fresh foods (meat, vegetables, eggs, milk, fruit) and thus better nutrition is guaranteed for the children.”
The card system will be carried out in conjunction with Banco Nación and the World Bank, a mechanism that will allow “knowing what they buy and where.”
The Government also highlighted “the administrative simplification for the canteens in the surrender system” through the Nación Servicios platform, as well as “nominalizing all children and families who attend the canteens” and “cutting off the intermediation of the social movements directly giving the cards to the soup kitchens.”
According to Capital Humano, the priority of the new scheme is that “no Argentinian goes hungry,” which is why “the amount of money allocated to the most needy has been increased so that they can buy food” and “food aid has been doubled.” from the beginning of the administration.”
“The budget designated for money transfers to the canteens has also been increased by 75%. In this way, the quality of the food that families receive is guaranteed. In addition, the universe of soup kitchens that receive food assistance by transfer is expanding,” the statement added. However, it is still unclear from when the new system will be implemented.
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