Raul Castro Announces Comptroller’s Office

HAVANA TIMES, December 28.- Dissatisfied with the current administrative control mechanisms in an economy dominated by the state sector, President Raul Castro announced Saturday the creation of a comptroller’s office directly under the Council of State, to assume functions of the current Ministry of Auditing and Controls. “We hope to contribute in a decisive manner to strengthen the strict compliance with obligations of all state management structures,” said President Castro. The comptroller’s office will not work alone to eliminate “deeply rooted vices” but will work hand and hand with the Attorney General’s office, the Communist Party and other institutions, he added.