President Martin Vizcarra urged recently-elected authorities to
from their first day in office and reaffirmed his commitment to cooperating with them in order to move development works forward.
In this sense, the Head of State pointed out the General Budget is decentralized, thus resources —which will be allocated to regional and local governments— must be safeguarded.
Likewise, the top official indicated the Executive Branch undertakes great efforts to fight this scourge
, adding approximately S/10 billion (around US$2.954 billion) are lost due to it.
"Nothing remains hidden. Sooner or later it comes to light. Justice can take time, but it will come," the statesman expressed.
President Vizcarra went on to add it is necessary to articulate the efforts undertaken by the Government's different levels aimed at meeting the population's primary needs and achieving national development
"I, alongside the ministers, am totally willing to work as a team. We will work together with the 24 regional governors (…), we will work on the priorities of the districts, province, and region," the Head of State said.
Moreover, he asked authorities to recruit the best professionals —at the beginning of their terms in 2019— with the purpose of achieving the set goals and improving citizens' quality of life
Lastly, the top official announced he will hold meetings with the Inca nation's elected regional governors on December 17-18 to explain in detail the teamwork that will be implemented in the next years.