Posted On 31 May 2017
The intention of President Lenin Moreno to conduct a “major surgery against corruption”, is welcomed in all sectors. However, this is not the case with the announcement of the creation of the Front for Transparency and Fight against Corruption.
Pedro Votruba, former director of the former Commission of Civic Control of Corruption (CCCC), has the impression that the group would not have the necessary independence, since the 13 citizens whom the President invited to join this Front, belong to the government party.
But Cesar Monge, president of the Creo party, argues that instead of creating a Front with government officials, Moreno should support the Anti-Corruption Commission that already exists. He adds that the Head of State should demand transparency from public institutions and that control agencies should fulfill their supervisory role.