As it practically sang, President-elect Gustavo Petro decided to appoint Alfonso Prada as his Minister of the Interior. One of Prada’s priority missions will be to coordinate with the Congress of the Republic to approve the most important projects of the Petro Administration, including tax reform.
Prada, with Petro on the way to the presidency of the republic, playing an important role within the task force closest to the elected president, Being the head of the debate for Gustavo Petro, sharing the historic treaty proposals on a national tour.
In addition, in recent weeks Alfonso Prada has been among the main events that have been called to the presidential-election agenda, playing the role of Petro’s spokesman., In scenarios such as a meeting with mayors in which more than 800 leaders were called, who could not meet Petro because he did not attend the summit.
On that occasion, Prada spoke to the press and revealed the reasons why Petro did not participate in the event: “Basically we had a crossover schedule. We’re finishing the junction, we’re five days away from the presidential inauguration and the agenda is clearly full. International delegations are starting to arrive and we are deploying all the physical capacity to meet the commitments being presented.
It should be remembered that Petro, when he presented Alfonso Prada as the head of the debate for his presidential campaign, spoke of what he could contribute: “This head of the debate should be addressed to other social and political parties in the country.” It also has to do with the dialogue with the forces, establish, propose and build some national majority that are growing, the moment of victory is coming”.
And on that occasion the candidate Petro also said: “It is now about the resumption of the peace effort in Colombia with more vigour.”
“The agreement is with Colombia, so there is room for many voices. Our head of debate, Alfonso Prada has joined this project to transform Colombia”,
And on that occasion, Prada said that “our testimony is useful to the country because what I see is that a polarization is taking shape which shows that on May 29 two life stories, two models of society and Petro. With this we have found ourselves a very definite moment for the country”.
Who is Alfonso Prada?
According to official information from the state, Prada is a lawyer from the Universidad Libre, specializing in constitutional law, philosophy of law and legal theory. He has been a councilor and representative of the Chamber of Bogota. He served as the Director of the District Institute of Recreation and Sports (IDRD) and Director of the National Learning Service (Army), he was also Secretary General of the Presidency in the administration of former President Juan Manuel Santos.
“He has served as a consultant to national and international institutions, as well as to the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia, Telecommunications, the Financial Fund for Development Projects (FONADE), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Institute for Environmental Studies. (VIDEO) . Member of the Board of Directors of the Bogota Surveillance and Security Fund and Public Services District Company “, it appeared in his resume.
In addition, it was known that when he was the representative of the Chamber, his peers selected him as the best Congressman. During his time at Bogota Council, he was also highlighted by his colleagues and the Visible Council Program as one of the best lobbyists.