President Martin Vizcarra on Friday affirmed accountability is crucial for the actions undertaken by the State and called for shifting from rhetoric to concrete measures in order to fight corruption.
According to the Head of State, the region has reached a situation where things must be changed. Also, he noted governments must take on responsibilities, rather than just "commitments on paper."
President Vizcarra also noted countries must provide relevant assistance to institutions, whose role is to investigate and penalize corruption, as well as adopt measures so that similar situations will not happen again.
To this end, it is not enough to guarantee honest work, openness should be promoted at national, regional, and local levels.
"We must look for transparent actions. That's fundamental. Works, projects, and activities must be made public so that the population knows that their needs are going to be met," he expressed.
This accountability must be accompanied by new technologies, such as the digitalization of money and citizen oversight, as well as by the involvement of civil society in project management.
Finally, he urged for greater regional integration in order to create further opportunities to make progress and face the coming challenges.