“I owe you an apology.” Thus, President Rafael Correa apologized for the delay in the construction of the hospital of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS), located in the Via a la Costa highway (km 6.5), in Guayaquil. He did it in the place where the work is built, that according to the contract, will end in February 2017, but it is expected to be completed earlier.
“That makes me look bad. I’m not a demagogue. About two or three years ago former director (of the IESS) Ramiro Gonzalez brought me to lay the cornerstone. It’s not my style … He was so insistent, that I came and absolutely nothing was done,” said the head of state, who explained that after that episode legal obstacles that impeded the progress of the work took place.
Now, that the contract and the final designs are ready, and the project is underway, the president came back to inspect progress. Yesterday he toured the construction alongside IESS President Richard Espinosa, who also apologized.