Peru President: Government will be vigilant against corruption

15:14 | Lima, May. 5.

The President of the Republic Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday afternoon reported that the Government will be paying attention to the investigation into corruption cases involving Peruvian National Police members —who may have committed wrongdoings— during the current coronavirus emergency.

In this sense, the Head of State indicated that investigating the complaints by media outlets regarding the overvalued acquisitions made by the National Police, as well as the type of care provided to the institution members —who had been exposed to the contagion of COVID-19— was one of the main provisions given to 
new Interior Minister Gaston Rodriguez.

The top official said that —at this stage of the national emergency— acquisitions had to be made quickly in order to be prepared and deal with a special circumstance, which —he emphasized— does not mean resorting to illegal procedures and acts of corruption.

The second task —he specified— was to offer proper attention to the National Police personnel who are on the frontline to prevent the coronavirus spread.

In this sense, the statesman noted that he has witnessed the lack of adequate medical attention to the police members who were infected with COVID-19.

"These two issues have deserved a specific indication on my part to the minister: a work to fight corruption in the National Police following the serious complaints and mismanagement, as well as an adequate and dignified treatment for the National Police that deserves all our respect," he concluded.

On this occasion, the President was joined by some members of the Council of Ministers. The event was held at the command post of the Peruvian Air Force in Lima.

Tuesday marks the fifty-first day of mandatory social isolation.


Published: 5/5/2020
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