17:16 | Pucallpa (Ucayali region), Oct. 12.
The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo
on Tuesday affirmed he and his ministers have taken on the responsibility for bringing the State closer to the people and municipalities, in favor of the population.
In a meeting with authorities, held in Ucayali region, the Head of State asked local officials to make problems known and speak clearly in order to prevent the development of prejudices among the population.
"We have come, together with ministers of housing, agrarian development, as well as energy and mines, to take on the responsibility —once and for all— for bringing the State closer to the people and municipalities, once the pandemic is over," he said.
The Peruvian leader mentioned that the country needs political will to resolve its problems, just as he stated during his campaign, when he raised the need to make water and health a constitutional right.
According to the President, when he took office, he took over such responsibility and encouraged his Cabinet ministers to prioritize the COVID-19 vaccine and health of the population over other sector's needs.
In addition, he told local authorities that they will not have to wait in a queue anymore when in Lima, but instead the commitments made by state ministers will be the direct connection between them to channel, resolve, and unlock their projects, and work together.
"Minister of Housing, we cannot have water-surrounded towns in the Amazonia without drinking water or basic services; Minister of Transportation, we cannot have isolated towns because of political factors," Mr. Castillo remarked.
In this regard, he urged mayors to approach state ministers, as the latter have been given the task of collecting their demands.