This – the one in the title of this column – is the conclusion reached after the analysis of the Technical Monitoring and Evaluation Report, in June 2023, of the Development Plan ‘Let’s save Cartagena together 2020-2023’ , submitted to the Administrative District and available. on its website, and compare it with the performance report of each agency prepared by the Internal Control Office of the District of Cartagena, which is on the same page.
According to the Technical Report on Monitoring and Evaluation of the Development Plan we have the following general results:
In other words, the Development Plan is 78.5% implemented.
But to prove that the objectives of the Plan were spent but the objectives of the Plan were not fulfilled, we will point to the Strong Cartagena Pillar, which is perhaps, one of the basic pillars to develop as a city, given by the program, strategies and goals that comprise it, where there are: Territorial Planning Plan, the Storm Drainage Master Plan, the Mobility Plan and Risk Management, to give these examples.
Let’s start with one of the most serious problems of the city, such as mobility, transportation and public space.
As can be seen, the mobility programs report 75.8% and 64.4% compliance, but, as we all know, in Cartagena there is no Mobility Plan. It is only known that he contracted with the National University, but so far, it has not produced a single product. So, how is that level of Program implementation possible?
Urban development, the great debt of the city with the equity of the territory and the management of its internal waters and its storm drains.
Despite the fact that this Strategic Line registered an increase of 53.4%, the Internal Control Report already quoted, about the Ministry of Infrastructure on the subject, shows otherwise.
As this Strategic Line is shared with the responsibilities of the Valorization Department, it is the result of the same Report on the same programs.
But the last straw of all is the results of the Territorial Planning Strategic Line, where the District Planning Secretariat must evaluate itself.
The POT and PEMP programs registered an implementation of 78.7%, but we all know that we have been doing the same thing for more than 10 years.
There is not the slightest possibility that this objective will be fulfilled by this Administration and the products provided, especially the review and adjustment of the POT, do not comply with the current standards or the technical requirements of a instrument like this. In other words, the next District Administration will have to start from scratch.
The same is the case with Risk Management, a program that presents an implementation percentage of 82.1% when, in the words of the Secretary of Planning himself, 100 areas of the city require a detailed risk study, the form of its mitigation and the plan to implement its games.
One of the major criticisms made by the Internal Control Office of the District Planning Secretariat in the famous report is that it does not provide sufficient evidence to evaluate and control its management.
In fact, in this Administration the resources have been spent and the objectives of the Development Plan ‘Together Let’s Save Cartagena’ have not been realized.
In all this, where is the comptroller and the district representative? Couldn’t it be that, in the face of those events, they did the same as the leadership of the union, the Council and other actors, in other words: nothing?