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Peru President: 2020 goal is to step up corruption fight, cut inequality, achieve reforms

11:20 | Lambayeque (Lambayeque region), Dec. 22.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra affirmed that the goal for 2020 is to continue and strengthen the goals set by his administration since the beginning of his mandate, such as the fight against corruption, elimination of social gaps, reduction of inequality, as well as the implementation of political and judicial reforms.

"By 2020, we will strengthen all our policies pursued to date. One of them is the fight against corruption, which we will not stop for anything. It is crucial," the President noted.

"We need to fight corruption, which costs S/10 billion (around US$3 billion) a year to all Peruvians, in order to carry out water, sanitation, road projects," he added.

In this sense, the Head of State urged local and regional authorities to implement such projects, but in a transparent manner, as the population no longer tolerates or justifies corruption.

"There is no justification anymore. No one accepts the concept: 'He steals but implements public works.' You have to implement works, but doing it honestly. It is possible," he affirmed.

"That is a concept we all share now. The population and —about all— young people have raised the flag of the fight against corruption, and now they demand us to continue that task," the Peruvian leader pointed out.

Peru's top official said he will continue working to eliminate inequalities and gaps in the Inca country. To that end, he listens to and meets the requirements of citizens throughout the territory first-hand.

"I travel through the country, I am not a President who governs from his office. I visit all regions, provinces and districts. For us, all Peruvians on the coast, highlands and jungle, in big cities or remote rural areas, are equally important. So, we have to serve all citizens by implementing projects and meeting their needs," he expressed.

His remarks were made on Saturday in Lambayeque region, which he visited to deliver 3,632 property titles first-hand, thus benefiting more than 19,000 citizens.



(END) NDP/RMB

Published: 12/22/2019
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