Pedro Castillo before informal miners in the Palace: “If there have been regulatory errors, they will have to be corrected”

Pedro Castillo before informal miners in the Palace: “If there have been regulatory errors, they will have to be corrected”

The president promised the informal miners to backtrack on regulations that harm them and said that all ministers are under evaluation.

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Pedro Castillo before informal miners in the Palace: “If there have been regulatory errors, they will have to be corrected”

Pedro Castillo receives informal miners and agrees to listen to their claims. (Photo: Anthony Niño de Guzmán/@photo.gec)

The President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, received this Tuesday dozens of informal miners who demand that the Government repeal two supreme decrees and withdraw bills that they consider detrimental to their formalization, in addition to the departure of the Minister of Energy and Mines.

After meeting with the leaders of the National Confederation of Small Mining and Artisanal Mining of Peru (Confemín Peru), the president addressed hundreds of miners present in the Patio of Honor of the Government Palace.

“These norms and these decrees that are harmful to our brothers must be corrected by installing a technical table starting today, because we believe it is important that you and your representatives must be heard to improve their claims”, he assured the informal miners.

Castillo Terrones also referred to the requests to remove the Minister of Energy and Mines, Alessandra Herrera, from office.

“If there have been regulatory errors, they must be corrected immediately. It is important for you to know that our ministers are always under constant evaluation because the ministries are owed to the people, to the country. It is a position of trust and that trust has to be demonstrated ”, she replied.

The president assured that, at the work table and before the leaders, they will have the ability to review the progress so that the green light can finally be given to his formalization process.

They ask for the minister to leave

Previously, the president of Confemín Peru, Máximo Adolfo Franco, took the floor, who explicitly requested the departure of Minister Herrera.

“We have made an alliance with the Government to continue with our formalization. Those decrees have to be repealed. The minister has to leave her position, Mr. President. You have to leave”, he exhorted.

Later, Confemín's adviser, Adolfo Valverde, specified that his request is to annul supreme decrees 01-2020 and 08-2022, as well as bill 2733 presented on July 28 last.

“ What the operators of the Ministry of Energy and Mines have done is formulate rules that are detrimental to the formalization process […] We consider that it is a legislative decree that finally aims to give a legal weapon to the Police, the prosecution, the Judiciary to carry out a criminal prosecution against the miners in the process of formalization”, he asserted.