Peru President: Eradicating corruption is our most important task

12:54 | Cajamarca (Cajamarca region), Sep. 11.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday said combating and eradicating corruption constitutes the most important task of his administration and called on citizens to join this endeavor.

"Corruption is not going to leave so easily and wants to stay where it is. Plus, it holds onto the State with tooth and nail and refuses to let it go. We need everybody's effort to combat and defeat it," the President expressed.

"We have to combat and destroy corruption. This is the most important task we've ever given ourselves, and we are doing it together," he emphasized.

His remarks were made at the kick-off of pre-school education improvement projects in North-Andean Cajamarca region.

There, the Head of State called on the population to be vigilant for their authorities and to report any act of corruption.

"Peru has the conditions to be a great and developed country. We have to put bad people aside (…). This is why we propose structural reforms, and we'll continue on this path until said goal is achieved," he pointed out.

As is known, the release of audios containing phone conversations that involved judges, entrepreneurs, and National Council of the Magistracy (CNM) members had led to a scandal in the justice system.

2018 Elections

Speaking from Cajamarca, the statesman reiterated his call for voting wisely during the upcoming regional and local elections —set to be held across the country on October 7.

Assessing the integrity and honesty of candidates is an essential requirement when citizens vote at the polls.

"Let's make an effort to pick the best, honest, and hardworking candidates, those who work with the population," he added.


Published: 9/11/2018