Zona Franca l Corruption in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic

May 13, 2020 | New

On 13 May 2020, Camilo Enciso, Director of the Anti-Corruption Institute, featured on Red Más Noticias’ Zona Franca  program to discuss corruption in times of the Covid-19 pandemic.

During the interview, Enciso asserted that there is a fundamental problem in the institutional architecture of the Colombian State, because the Prosecutor, the Attorney General and the Comptroller are utterly unrestricted from launching their own presidential campaigns. This causes the public and the media to question and doubt their true motivation when it comes to their decision-making. For this reason, the Anti-Corruption Institute has proposed that this option be constitutionally restricted.

The Director went on to analyze the way in which, in the midst of the pandemic, anti-corruption rhetoric is overwhelming across the country, but that it is also true to say that there are alarming rates of corruption. Finally, Enciso discussed the different research, oversight and transparency projects currently led by the Anti-Corruption Institute and in which they actively participate, namely CabilVeo and FUERSA.