Colombia’s Energy and Mines Minister Resigns Over Drought-Induced Power Problems

8 Mar 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOGOTA, Colombia

Colombian Mines and Energy Minister Tomás González has resigned in the wake of drought-induced power problems, President Juan Manuel Santos announced on March 7th.Current Minister for the Presidency Maria Lorena Gutierrez will take over the position, he said.González is also the focus of an investigation into possible influence peddling in cases where one of his family companies, Connecta, was awarded state contracts. But Santos insisted the corruption allegations were not a factor in González’s resignation."The mines minister, Tomás González, has assumed responsibility for the delay in [energy] savings measures and has presented his resignation," Santos told reporters...

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