«After Las Tunas, Matanzas is the second province of the country that successfully concluded and according to the schedule foreseen the municipal stage of the process prior to the Second Conference of the National Association of Innovators and Rationalizers (Anir), to be held in the month October to come. »
This was said to representatives of the press Alfredo Machado López, national president of the ANIR, at the end of the municipal conference of the organization in the capital of Matanzas´s province ; the last of the five scheduled to develop in this western territory.
When asked for a brief assessment of the meeting and on the work of the innovative movement in Matanzas, the executive said:
«This province stands out for its sustained results in the work of its innovators. The presence in this exchange of several administrative and union leaders and the positive assessment they made about the Anir is a stimulus to the work of the organization, but as in other territories of the country, there are still endless reservations to improve the functioning of the committees of base … it was recognized that the Association can decrease in membership, but what should not decrease are its contributions, the quantity and quality of solutions to the problems that affect the work of equipment and media with a high degree of technological obsolescence, manufacturing and recovery of spare parts and import substitution.
«The greatest strength of the Matanzas organization is that its members continue to superimpose talent, commitment, tremendous effort and creativity to face the restrictions that the blockade imposes on us and the limitations that the country has on the financial and material order.»
By offering details of the progress of the assembly process prior to the II National Conference of Anir, the also member of the national secretariat of the Central Workers of Cuba (CTC), said:
«Of the 102 municipal conferences scheduled to be held in the country, we have just over 30 to complete this stage of the process. As well as the assemblies developed previously in the grassroots committees, these spaces have been opportune to renew or ratify the executives of the Anir in each instance and elect the delegates to the Provincial Conferences and to the national appointment … In the meetings They have made objective, in-depth and transparent analyzes about the contribution of innovators and the impact of the work they do.
«We will be immediately in the XXI Congress of the CTC, where there will be a large representation of the ANIR members; then in the celebrations of the first of May and in June we began the provincial conferences until arriving to our national appointment in the month of October with new vigor and commitment with the maximum direction of the country «-added Machado López.
He also mentioned the National Conferences of the Trade Unions of Industry and Energy and Mining Workers, which will be held in the coming months, as favorable spaces to enhance the contribution of innovators and rationalizers.
«We will continue committed to maintain the role of science, technology and innovation in all the instances of society that is visible in its real dimension. We aspire, with the work of all, that the Association be more strengthened, with a better functioning from the base, that increase their contributions to the economy and dignify even more the work of the men and women that we represent «, said finally the president of the ANIR.