The expenses of the Assembly in the two presidencies of Gabriela Rivadeneira, of the Citizen Revolution, surpass the 9 million dollars ($ 9’879.915,08).
According to the information on the Legislative web page, the ex-titular authorized the signing of eight contracts. All were made through a special regime, not the public procurement system.
Of those contracts, five were with two agencies: Publiaxion, directed by Eulalia del Pozo; and with PVG Publicidad, whose manager is Patricia Monge. With Publiaxion, three contracts were signed.
The first to disseminate the Parliaments of America campaign, which encourages citizen participation to advance social equity. That contract cost $ 249,393. The second was to spread the management of the Assembly in television, radio, print and alternative media. This cost 433,972.26 dollars. And the third contract with Publiaxion was to spread the benefits of the laws passed by the Legislative. Its cost was 399,316.25 dollars.
In total, that agency received 1’082,681.2 dollars. With the agency PVG Publicidad, two contracts were made. The first to spread the campaign of constitutional amendments, approved in 2015. That contract was for $ 933,840.41. The second for communication services, production of documentaries and visual memory to disseminate the creation of laws that benefit citizens. This cost $ 350,000.
The Assembly spent 1’283,840.41 dollars on both contracts with the same company. While the last three contracts, of the eight that Rivadeneira authorized, were: IPG Mediabrands to spread the campaign “The most important law of all”, which cost $ 600,000. Also signed with Mayo Publicidad for the “Dialogues for Social Justice” campaign, for 331,238 dollars. And with Public Point to disseminate the agreements reached in the Asia-Pacific forum, for $ 299,115.41. (I)