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Colombian ICT minister steps down following digital schools contract controversy

Monday 13 September 2021 | 14:26 CET | News
The head of Colombia's Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (Mintic) has been forced to resign in the wake of a controversial rural schools connectivity tender. ICT minister Karen Abudinen resigned ahead of a no confidence vote following the decision to initially award the government contract to Union Temporal Centros Poblados, a consortium that submitted bank guarantees eventually found to be false. The country's deputy ICT minister of digital transformation, Ivan Duran, will take over as ICT minister on an interim basis.

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