The initiative, called “Full Popular,” initially provides funding of 10 billion pesos, which is about three million dollars.
“What we want in this government is for the people they call ‘marginalized’ to come into power, and that’s a total change in relations because that’s what democracy will be built and peace will be made of,” the president said.
Petro said a democracy is nothing but the power of the people, and in that sense, if his government wanted a democratic Colombia, that didn’t mean simply holding elections, meaning they wouldn’t vote for some people multiple times and sell their vote that the people of the city have power every day.
Referring to the concepts of formal economy and informal economy, he stressed that these are two misunderstandings and questioned the persecution of street vendors and the eviction of farmers from their land.
“The government of change does not divide society into formal and informal. He speaks of the hard-working people who work independently or are employed in factories, in companies, who in return receive a salary and who create the company’s wealth,” he stressed.
He argued that the national economy aims to empower the Colombian people “to work with knowledge, with credit, with spaces, with decision-making ability and with associativity”.
Here we want to shape the strengthening of the national economy with SENA, whose task is to incorporate this knowledge into the work of national economies, he explained.
«SENA can therefore not only offer courses. SENA must resume its mission of vocational and technological education to link this knowledge to the national economy,” he instructed.