Peru's President: We proved that governing efficiently and transparently is possible

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic.

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic.

08:30 | Lima, Jul. 26.

The President of the Republic Francisco Sagasti has affirmed that the Transition and Emergency Government proved that governing transparently and efficiently is possible, and this was evidenced in all the actions that were successfully implemented, such as the vaccination process in the country.

In statements provided to Latina local channel on Sunday evening —a few days before the end of his term in office— the Head of State mentioned that his administration has worked with private companies at all levels.

"The Transition and Emergency Government has proven that governing transparently, honestly, and efficiently —by convening everyone and working with regional governors, as well as provincial and local mayors— is possible," he stated.

The Peruvian leader indicated that this governance experience showed that Peruvians can and know how to work together, particularly in difficult times for the country, such as the pandemic caused by COVID-19.

Regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, the top official noted that the ones approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) —such as Sinopharm, Sputnik, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Moderna— are more than 90% effective to prevent hospitalization and death from the novel coronavirus.

In this sense, he urged the population to get the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, as the current government has secured enough doses to protect the life of all citizens over 12 years of age.

On the other hand, in the economic field, Mr. Sagasti stated that public investment increased 24% in the first four-month period of the year and hit a record high at the beginning of 2021, which created formal employment in all regions.

"The pace of recovery is getting faster and the recovery of employment a little slower, but more support programs such as Trabaja Peru (Work, Peru), FAE-Tourism, among others, were made available to bridge this gap," the statesman remarked.


Publicado: 26/7/2021