President-elect Seokyoul Yoon attended on the first meeting of the The Commission on Presidential Transition and emphasized "We need the government that is capable. We are the servants of the people and farmhands of the people. Taking over the government is important. But what is more important is to prioritize pledges we have made during the campaign to make them real one by one. What servants and farmhands mean is that we must work better, smarter and more capable for the people. I have emphasized many times that the new government should involve young people for building policies and implementations."
Commission chairman Cheolsoo Ahn said "In my experience, if there were around 100 pledges made, less than 50 were made into real. What I want to say is that we need to focus on 50 or even 30 most important pledges so that they are all realized.
Commission's planning division head Heeryong Won said "The Commission is playing an agency that should reflect and implement the pledges made during the campaign into real."
Yoon attends 74th April 3 Commemoration Day
President-elect Yoon attended 74th April 3 Commemoration Day held on Jeju 4.3 Peace Park. It is the first time that conservative party president attended the event. Yoon said "I would sincerely show my deep respect to victims and I will recover honors of the victims and their families. The government will take responsibility and embrace their pain and sorrow. It is our duty as fellow Koreans to share the pain of the innocent victims together as citizens of the liberal democratic nation and for freedom and human rights. Our will of never repeating the same tragedy again is still ongoing to this day and it will last forever. I will never forget my promise to embrace souls of innocent victims and once again I would like to show my deep respect and condolences to victims and their families."
Association for the Bereaved Families of April 3 Victims president Imjeong Oh said "I thank Yoon for keeping his promise to attend the memorial day event. I and members of the association ask you to keep your pledges made during the campaign and we will support in building a rule of law country."
The commission brings up draft to fulfill tasks
The Commission on Presidential Transition has started bringing up a first draft to fulfill new government's core tasks. The second draft is set to bring on April 18 and the final on 2 May to be reported to Yoon.
Commission spokesperson Yongheon Shin said "Based on the first draft, the core agendas will be revised and will go through task finding, budgets, legal base and passing the bill.
Commission chairman Cheolsoo Ahn said "The first draft is a basic layout of what we have discussed. If the final is 100, the first draft is about 10. So at this point it is difficult for us to make it public. However, the things that need to be public, we will do so."
It is expected that the first draft might include the pandemic compensation for small business owners, digital platform government, reshuffling the public institutions, increase of housing supply, resuming nuclear power, practical diplomacy, discarding investigation rights of the police and independent budget for the prosecution. The new government is to run the People Suggestion Center from May 5.
Center director Sungwoo Huh said "Around 26,600 suggestions have already been suggested on the commission's web page. This is excluded 300 offline suggestions. We encourage you to suggest your ideas and thoughts today. The more you say the better we know how you think our policies and performances." <PowerKorea>
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