The President of Congress, Joseph Williamshighlighted the importance of this power of the State in its oversight work to prevent the presence of questioned officials.
In his speech during the solemn ceremony for the 200th anniversary of the installation of the first Constituent Congress, Williams stressed that oversight is one of the three important parliamentary tasks in addition to legislating and representing.
“Without control, power would not have a counterweight, without control, acts of corruption would go unnoticed, without control, democracy would become a form of dictatorial government, without control, we would not have the possibility of censoring officials who commit acts of corruption or are not at the charge height”he pointed.
José Williams also recalled that, throughout its history, Parliament has gone through crises due to attempts to attack its independence and institutionality.
“The time has come to stop allowing further setbacks in the construction of democracy in Peru. We are all committed not only to the defense of the country, but also to the constitutional order”commented.
At another time, the head of the Legislative Power also assured that there is a need to recover the good image of this power of the State in order to be able to get closer to the people.
“Even when it is necessary to say that the government’s incapacity has led many times to try to blame Parliament for Peru’s ills, we also have to recognize that there is a valid criticism that must be heard”he asserted.