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Peru's President: We have come to govern, not to rob the nation

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

16:52 | Trujillo (La Libertad region), Dec. 3.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Friday expressed concern about the indifference of certain sectors which do not understand that he has been elected to govern and not to rob the country.

Remarks were made while closing the 16th GORE-Executive meeting in the city of Trujillo, northern Peru.

"I am concerned about the indifference of certain sectors which do not understand that we have come to govern, not to rob the country, that we have come to work together hand-in-hand," he told attendees.

The Head of State rejected "some corrosive and isolated voices" that accuse local, regional, and national government authorities without evidence of corruption. Thus, he called on the Comptroller's Office to conduct oversight on the delivery of public resources.

Likewise, the top official said that "if we have made some mistakes, we must take responsibility for them."

Furthermore, the President announced that he will meet with regional governors at the Government Palace on December 9 to craft a schedule of the public works to be developed in the country's interior regions in the face of social demands.

One of them —he emphasized— is the problem faced by populations that do not rely on water and drainage services.

"If possible, we have to declare in emergency those towns lacking water and drainage services in the country. People cannot lack these elementary services," he expressed.

In this sense, the Head of State called on the Cabinet chief and State ministers to make their projects available to regional governments.

Lastly, Mr. Castillo said they will immediately take support measures to save the families who were left with nothing due to the earthquake that occurred last Sunday, which affected citizens in Amazonas, as well as in some parts of San Martin and Cajamarca regions.

The GORE-Executive is a technical-political space for dialogue, coordination, and intergovernmental action to reach agreements, as well as implement policies and initiatives in the territories.

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Published: 12/3/2021
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