Colombian victim representatives, lawmakers, NGOS and academics are arguing that more money must be made available for post-conflict peace plans, reported Caracol Radio on Monday.
The Colombian government has been criticized after funding which was promised for post-conflict resolutions has not been reflected in the draft budget for 2015 presented by the Finance Ministry.
The chairman of the congressional peace committee, Roy Barreras, said that a meeting must take place to clarify the development plan and national 2015 budget for 2015 and how much money will be invested in the post-conflict peace plan.
The proposed meeting between representatives of victims, and various social groups and NGOS will be attended by the Interior Minister, the Minister of finance and other government officials to deal with concerns that the government is falling short on the amount of money being offered for post-conflict resolutions.
Representatives of Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC, and the government have entered the 28th round of talks and are currently discussing reparations of victims.
The peace talks between the FARC and the Colombian government have been ongoing since November 2012. So far, both parties have come to agreements on the topics of agrarian land reform, political participation, and illicit drugs and crops.