Peru President calls for anti-corruption crusade

14:37 | Lima, Sep. 19.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Thursday called for a national crusade against corruption and urged mayors to stand firm, as well as to report this crime.

In this sense, the Head of State indicated that —when he visits regions and provinces— he has witnessed that many times there is no relation between the budget spent in decades and the state of basic services. Thus, he concludes a significant part of the money went to "private pockets."

"Authorities, officials, stand firm and be strong. If corruption seeks you, test your fortitude and service vocation," the top official expressed. 

Likewise, he pointed out that —although Peru's economy stands out in the region— it is time to make corrections and move towards development. This effort requires the articulated efforts among the national, regional, and local governments.

Furthermore, President Vizcarra stated all public officials owe it to the population.

"If we lose the connection, if we break the closeness with the population, we lose the perspective aimed at knowing which measures, proceedings, or actions must be undertaken in order to improve Peruvians' quality of life," he said.

Remarks were made during the 20th Annual Municipality Conference held in Lima.


Published: 9/19/2019
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