Peru's President: We will defend this democracy whatever it takes

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

20:00 | Lima, Dec. 2.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Thursday called for unity of the Peruvian people so as to make boosting various sectors —such as education, agriculture, and health— possible.

Likewise, the Head of State stressed that democracy in the country will be defended whatever it takes.

During his participation in the 6th National Congress of Farming Community Patrols, the top official said it is necessary to clean up all the scourges which harm the nation and to confront historical inequalities. Thus, honest entrepreneurs are called on to work for the sake of Peru.

"Unity has to exist in practice, let's move from speech to action. We will defend this democracy, whatever it takes, along with you, the people united," Mr. Castillo pointed out.

"Under this premise, let's all stand united (...); we want to leave the Agrarian Reform in your hands, ronderos (farming community patrollers), farmers, and native communities," he expressed.

The President stressed that unity of the rondas (farming community patrols) is also necessary so that its members work alongside the people, contribute to the fight against the scourges affecting the country, and help to oversee the current Government, as not even a single cent can be taken away from Peruvians.

Furthermore, the Head of State called on Congress of the Republic to include the policies needed by the people on the agenda, such as those regulations that can strengthen farming community patrols.

"It is necessary that once and for all, we sit down to talk so as to prioritize and declare the major problems faced by the country in emergency (…) that has been our task since we took office," he stressed.

Moreover, the top official stated that one of his administration's main goals was to ensure vaccination against COVID-19, emphasizing that almost 70% of the target population is immunized.

"I want to greet the medical staff, the Health Ministry continues doing its silent job; we are also currently immersed in reactivating the economy that had been broken by the pandemic," Mr. Castillo said.

"We were told that Peru had registered economic growth; however, we need to balance it with true development in the country, and that is why it is necessary to understand that both public and private investments are urgently needed to reactivate the economy," he indicated.

In this sense, the President pointed out that revenue collected by the Government should be allocated to Peruvians most in need, children, families, and people who have lost their homes and do not rely on job opportunities.


Published: 12/2/2021
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