Brother-in-law of Martin Vizcara involved in Procurement with the State

A report presented by the Sunday Fourth Branch to indicate that the brother-in-law of the President of the Republic Martin Vizcarra, provided different services for the Ministry of Agriculture until May 2019, the date on which the current president assumed as vice president in the government of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and when he became president.

Fredy Herrera Begaso, brother-in-law of the head of state has had the opportunity to win contracts for the state from May 2015 to May 2019, in which he provided different services for the Irrigation Subsectoral Program – PSI, a decentralized body of the Ministry of Agriculture, whose work focused on the development of irrigation systems on the coast and mountains of the country.

During the work period, the husband of Doris Vizcarra I can benefit from with a sum that exceeds 500 thousand soles. However, the situation is complicated because Herrera Begaso must have been prevented from contracting with the State, in accordance with the State contracting law.

According to the newspaper Expreso, the specialist Cecilia Ruiz stated that ´the impediment is indicated in subsection H of article 11 of the hiring law, which provides that the spouse or relatives up to the second degree of affinity, regarding the president are disabled from power contracts with the state´.

Despite the restriction, Herrera Begaso signed a contract that exceeds 30,000 soles, after which he participated in competitions for the contracting of the state in which he benefited from a sum of 20,000 soles. Said data was revealed by the Transparency portal.

In that context, there are even more problems due to the fact that in the sworn statement to assume the presidential side, Vizcarra Cornejo did not mention that he had a second degree family of affinity working for the State. According to the Supreme Decree 080-2018 that provides for the presentation of declarations for workers of the Executive Power, they must report on their families and the work they do.

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