On 4 August 2015, the National Livestock Fund (FNG), managed by Fedegan, started a reorganization process, the reason: poor administration in the administration. A year later and after not finding the solutions that would improve their recovery process, the Superintendence of Companies decided to start the liquidation process, a plan that ended yesterday.
The entity allocated more than 90 billion pesos to assets, including to the Ministry of Agriculture.
"The liquidation of the FNG not only satisfied all its employees, suppliers and other creditors, but left behind a large group of assets for its main internal creditor: the Ministry of Agriculture," declared the superintendent of the company, Francisco Reyes.
This fund, which was born with the idea of providing economic support to the livestock and dairy sector (in 1993), during the César Gaviria, has been managed by the Ministry of Agriculture in the last two years; however, it would be returned to a third party by a tender.
Those who stay with their administration would deal with about 80 billion pesos a year, which corresponds to the contribution of some 500 thousand producers.
"What the Superintendency decided is nothing else than one of the other processes that concern the case and now the only thing we are waiting for is that the bidding process is being carried out and executed in the fastest way possible." What we do not want is that there is some kind of uncertainty and that we freeze essential resources, "he said. Jeffrey Fajardo, executive chairman of the Colombian Association of Processors of Milk (Asoleche).
It should be taken into account that bidders who try to obtain a possible administration of these parafiscal means must correspond to a primary union according to the law; that is, they form a primary link in the chain.
What can happen, José Félix LafauriePresident of Fedegan said that "we are the ideal institution to deal with these funds, which are very important resources for the sector and we show how we can effectively implement them." For Lafaurie, the liquidation process was more political than economic .
The lawsuit for the mismanagement of this parafiscal town, which escalated into a direct confrontation between Lafaurie and the former Minister of Agriculture, Aurelio Iragorri, even had a ruling by the Consultation Council and the Civil Service of the Council of State, which dictated that "there is no provision, instrument or legal figure" for Fedegan to be able to present itself as a bidder in the case of a bidding process for that fund.
A few days ago the conflict between Iragorri and Lafaurie seemed to have been resolved after a meeting in which Iragorri (now president of the U-party) sat with Lafaurie (excandidato a controller) to seal the support of that group to the trade union leader as maximum head of the Comptrollers Office; election that eventually took place Carlos Felipe Córdoba.
The friendly meeting led to the former minister refusing that the funds managed by Fedegan were stolen. "It was not my intention to harm the honor, honor and good name of Mr. José Félix Lafaurie," said Iragorri.