The Ombudsman expressed concern about the president’s decision peter castle to reject the resignation of Hannibal Torres of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM) and for the six modifications produced in the cabinet after the changes of the ministers of Economy and Finances; External relationships; Labor and Employment Promotion; Transport and Communications; Culture; and Housing, Construction and Sanitation.
“It is worrying the capacity for proposal and commitment that an official, government spokesperson, who had announced to the country his decision to withdraw from the Executive Power, can exercise,” referred in the statement regarding the frustrated departure of the prime minister.
Regarding the variations in the cabinet, those that caused the most concern to the Ombudsman’s Office were the transfer of Geiner Alvarado from Housing, Construction and Sanitation to Transport and Communications, as well as the permanence of Willy Huerta in the Interior.
About Alvarado the following was mentioned: “The change of portfolio of Minister Geiner Alvarado (…), without having previously justified the reasons for the 200% budget increase received by the municipality of Anguía, draws institutional attention. the same that would have been used in the execution of 12 projects tendered for more than 30 million soles, some of which it has been indicated would have been awarded irregularly.
As for the other official, the entity “He questioned the formation of the police team appointed by his predecessor, Mariano González, in support of the special team of prosecutors against the corruption of power.”
“And he has just appointed General Whitman Ríos as the new Director General of Intelligence (Digimin), an officer who would have a history of leaking confidential information from ongoing investigations. Ríos will be the superior of Colonel Harvey Colchado, a member of the aforementioned police team and whose removal from it was requested by Minister Huerta himself, ”he explained.
Lastly, the Ombudsman asked peter castle review the appointments of the aforementioned ministers: “We call on the Executive Power to put the interests of the country and the citizens first, for which, within the framework of its constitutional function, it will supervise the observance of the aforementioned constitutional mandates.”