President Martin Vizcarra on Thursday affirmed the
"If dark places persist, then corruption
's threat of expansion will increase. Therefore, public and private sectors must be partners in the crusade against corruption
. We must be allies in the fight for transparency," the statesman added.
Furthermore, one of his administration's political axes is integrity and the fight against corruption
. Said goal converges with the other four: institutional strengthening for governance; equitable, competitive, and sustainable economic growth; social development and population's well-being; and effective decentralization for development.
According to him, the foundation for success is to work transparently, an element linked to principles such as honesty.
"I am convinced that transparency boosts honesty and integrity, supports preventing and fighting corruption
, as well as promotes responsibility and efficacy in the public and private sectors. Particularly, it empowers citizens to assess their authorities and demand them to take responsibility," the top official concluded.
Remarks were made during his closing speech at the 13th International Conference "The Role of the Private Sector in the Quest for Transparency" organized by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas