Saturday, September 30, 2023

“I am not Daniel Quintero’s candidate”: Albert Corredor

Although he supported the administration of Daniel Quintero during his time as a city councilor and continued to have influence in authorities such as the Ministry of Education after leaving the company, Albert Corredor, candidate of the Medellín nos Une movement, declared in the Great Debate of the Mayor of Medellín that his candidacy was not supported by Quintero.

In his first intervention, Corredor, the CEO of Eafit, assured that he was not the candidate of Uribe, Petro or Quintero, but “of the people”.

Regarding the problem that he considers most important for the city, Corredor assured: “What this city urgently needs is to reunite.” A city that must reunite the academy, the social sector, the public and business people “to solve Medellín’s major structural problems such as hunger and lack of opportunities.”

Minutes later, in response to an intervention by candidate Federico Gutiérrez on how to address chronic malnutrition of the most vulnerable girls and boys with the Buen Comienzo program, Corredor Gutiérrez accused that his government had seen an increase in acute malnutrition rates be. “You promise (to reduce malnutrition), but you haven’t done it (…) Today in our city our children are dying of hunger. If we compare ourselves with La Guajira, we have the same numbers,” he assured.

When asked about solutions to address the city’s climate crisis, Corredor assured that the main solution is to build large mobility projects such as the Tren del Río, Metro 80 and the construction of five metro cables.

However, several candidates asked him how he planned to finance such ambitious projects; for example, the five subways are not part of the Medellín metro master plan. Likewise, the candidate Juan David Valderrama asked him that his election campaign would be carried out with “diesel cars, old buses and motorcycles without helmets”.

In response, Corredor assured that these five metro cables will not all be built during his term, but said that in his later term, “these projects will be implemented because they will be implemented because there is a manager here, not a politician, I don’t know “What I want.” “I can’t make a living from politics,” he explained.

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