Government Offices to Give Status Reports to the Transition Team Starting Friday
Come Friday, all government offices will begin giving status reports to Park Geun-hye's presidential transition team.
First in line are the nation's defense ministry and small and medium business administration.
These reports are expected to help the incoming leader determine how best to implement her policies once she takes office next month.
Our presidential office correspondent Eoh Jin-joo has our top story. What does the public think about the current administration's policies?
And do people think the next administration should carry on with the status quo, make changes or start over?
These are the main questions the presidential transition team will be asking government ministries and agencies, which will be giving their first status reports to the team at the end of the week.
Chief spokesperson for the transition team Yoon Chang-jung told reporters on Tuesday that the reporting period will start Friday and continue through next Thursday.
He said the transition team has scheduled the reports in an order that will clearly demonstrate the new administration's governing philosophy and policy goals.
The Ministry of National Defense and the Small and Medium Business Association will be the first to deliver their reports.
Analysts say Park's choice of these two agencies demonstrates her commitment to national security and small businesses.
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"We are planning to thoroughly go over specific hardships, including policies, that small companies are going through in the business field."
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All government agencies have also been asked to present their plans for budget reduction and reform of any unfair policies or practices.
Meanwhile, the transition team also released a list of 53 government officials, including 28 expert advisers and 25 working-level officials, that will support the transition process, some of whom are expected to act as "control towers."
As President-elect Park emphasized during Monday's meeting, these individuals or groups will be in charge of ensuring that information and policies are shared among government agencies in the pursuit of the new administration's vision for the country.
Eoh Jin-joo, Arirang News.
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