A secretariat attached to the Executive was created by the President to work on that task. Andrés Luque was appointed director of Intelligence.
The President of the Republic, Lenin Moreno, created the Anti-Corruption Secretariat and appointed Iván Granda Molina, former Secretary of Political Action, as its holder. The provision was made effective by executive decree 665, which also established the powers of the entity.
Among the main ones is that of proposing guidelines for the generation of public policies and actions that facilitate the denunciations of acts of corruption of high impact, committed in the public administration. In addition, the entity will monitor the actions against acts done outside the law.
Another of its attributions will be to become a transversal axis for the implementation of public anti-corruption policy with central government entities and their dependencies. It will also coordinate cooperation between central government institutions, control agencies, judicial entities and other areas involved in the investigation, prosecution and punishment of acts against the public treasury.
The presidential document clarifies that this work must be carried out with strict respect for the independence of the functions of the State. The fight against corruption is one of the axes established by Moreno to his term of office, since he assumed the Presidency on May 24, 2017.
From his first public interventions, the Head of State announced a process of “major surgery” to combat that problem. On the other hand, through Decree 666, the Chief Executive appointed Ricardo Andrés Luque Nuques as general director of the Center for Strategic Intelligence (CIES).
This body was created by the Chief Executive on September 22, replacing the Intelligence Secretariat. The latter body has been accused of acting as a political weapon against the opposition during the 10 years of correismo.
The appointment of Luque takes place in replacement of Marlo Pacifico Brito Fuentes, who will occupy, in turn, the position of Secretary of Human Rights (executive decree 667). The same decree establishes the appointment of Ernesto Pazmiño Granizo as General Director of the National Service of Integral Attention to Adult Persons Deprived of Liberty and Adolescent Infringers. (I)