The first Minister Alberto Otárola reported today that for the positions of prefects and sub-prefects at the national level, people who are “recognized and distinguished” by their community, and who have a clear democratic vocation, regardless of their “political color” or being linked to the government of turn.
“Peruvians need suitable authorities and officials, for this reason people recognized and distinguished by their community will be appointed to the positions of prefects and sub-prefects, regardless of their political color and clear democratic vocation,” he noted on his Twitter account.
In addition, the head of the cabinet stressed that the administration of Dina Boluarte have completed the appointments of 312 district sub-prefects in 23 regions of the country, this in compliance with the established commitments and remaining “firm with meritocracy”.
“Sign with the meritocracy. Fulfilling our commitments and as we announced, the appointments of 312 district sub-prefects in 23 regions of the country were terminated through directorial resolution No. 403-2022-IN-VOI-DGIN, ”he wrote.
It must be remembered that the chief of staff had indicated days ago that all the country’s prefects were going to be dismissed for ‘contributing’ to the destabilization of the regions and local representations where these authorities operate.
“Today the dismissal of all prefects at the national level is being ordered. We have found an element that has contributed to the destabilization of the regions. We are going to make an evaluation, but the decision is to replace or terminate these appointments, because what we want are not just honest officials, but officials who do not violate the rule of law and who do not become people who break the order public”, indicated the then head of Defense.
The role of prefects in Peru It has been questioned in recent months and last November the Decentralization Commission approved the opinion proposing the elimination of this function, but up to now it has not been debated in plenary session of Parliament.
According to Nilsa Chaconthese positions were filled by members of the National Federation of Education Workers of Peru, a union founded by former President Pedro Castillo, and of Free Peru.