The General Prosecution Office placed 160 new staff members that won a merit and opposition competition among more than 9000 applicants. The competition was carried out since early this year to fill vacancies in that institution.
Ecuador’s General Attorney, Galo Chiriboga, said during the ceremony that the process was transparent and inclusive.
Of all new officers, 115 identified themselves as Mixed-Race, 35 Indigenous, 5 Caucasian, 3 Country People and 2 Afroecuadorians. In addition, 73 are women and 87 are men.
Chiriboga regretted that only 1% of the new staff members are Afrodescendants and 2% Country People, and acknowledged that there are still gaps in the distribution of opportunities among people in the country. MZ