Why Congress authorized personnel not to work on January 14

Only the staff of the Legislative Palace will work on January 14. (Photo: PL Hemeroteca)

Workers of the Congress of the Republic will not report to work on January 14, when events are held that coincide with the first year of Alejandro Giammattei’s administration and the installation of the 2020-2024 legislature.

A circular from that body, which was confirmed by Armando Castillo, third vice president, specifies that the personnel who must arrive to work should only be those who are stationed in the Legislative Palace.

That means that the workers of the buildings annexed to Congress will take the day off.

Mario Flores, acting director of Congress and who signed the circular, mentions in the circular that the provision is due to the fact that the covid-19 biosecurity protocols must be kept.

The solemn session will open at 10 a.m. for the 2021-2022 board of directors to take office and the presentation of the Giammattei annual report.

The president is expected to attend Congress tomorrow, since just two days ago he met with deputies to present the bill for the purchase of vaccines, which was approved yesterday, after which he thanked them.
In addition, at 4:00 p.m. in the National Palace of Culture, the Presidency will hold an event on the occasion of the first year of management with the presence of representatives of the three State agencies, diplomatic corps, among other guests.