Besides demanding that the Economy Ministry pay them the money it owes subnational governments, Congope noted that governors disagree with the reasons given by the Moreno administration to justify the cuts.
The organization also announced that it will not accept fund reductions exceeding 5 percent of the quotas established in the Territorial Planning Law.
Economy Minister Mauricio Pozo pointed out that the cuts are a "direct consequence" of the loss of US$8 billion in tax revenue during 2020.
A bit late on this story, but mayors and municipal leaders from #Ecuador held a protest yesterday over proposed budget cuts of $691 for local gov. They were met by barbed wire and metal fences, but one group of reps. were finally allowed to pass and speak to Moreno. https://t.co/0oyOk4AFd8