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Civil security and job creation are paramount for the national government, which is why President Guillermo Lasso is developing a series of strategies to benefit Ecuadorians, as well as change attitudes that allow citizens to exercise their freedom.

Proof of this was the day of social solidarity commemorating Labor Day, May 1, which was conducted peacefully and without clashes between the participants; Police officials have ensured security and public order in all provinces of the country.

As announced, the national government guarantees that the processions organized at the national level will run smoothly. No fences were erected in Quito to prevent entry to the historic center; In contrast, 5,000 members of the national police guarded the protesters and gave them access to this sector of the city.

Thus, it was ensured that the associations adhered to the planned trajectory and it was ensured that the businesses in the area continued their activities normally and

At Plaza Grande, the National Police Music Band receives participants with the intention of strengthening community ties.

In Guayaquil, 4,000 members of the police force were part of the security device and air patrols were also conducted through AirPolice. On a national scale, in cities such as Loja, Cuenca, Riobamba, and Babayo, preventive and regulatory measures were taken, among others, to allow this date to be observed in general.

Through this activity, the government congratulates all workers in the country and will continue to take steps to ensure that Ecuadorians have access to suitable employment opportunities.

This is demonstrated by the results achieved during these 11 months of management where 350,000 jobs have been created and the Unified Basic Salary has been increased by 25 USD to meet the demand of the workers. In addition, economic reactivation is increasingly attracting investment; Karma promotes fertility and contributes to ensuring the well-being of Ecuadorians.

Security and educational access

In terms of civic safety, one of the most troubling issues among citizens is the state of emergency, which has been in effect since Friday, April 29 in Esmeraldas, Guas and Manabi.

The president explained that 7,400 operations had been performed during this time; There are 200 prisoners; 819 kg of drugs seized; 59,333 registered vehicles; More than 6 vehicles and motorcycles have been detained. It demonstrates effective work in combating crime to bring together 9,000 members of the national police and armed forces.

“The wave of violence is a national problem that has been going on for 14 years (…) so we have called for a great crusade against crime to bring peace to the citizens,” Lasso said.

To combat insecurity, he confirmed that the work must be coordinated with the municipality and parish council, and drew attention to the mayors who have been in Guayaquil for the past 20 years not guaranteeing the safety of their citizens.

According to the President, other strategic security measures have been integrated, working from all fronts to prevent youths from falling into crime.

In this sense, he said, reforms to the Organic Law of Higher Education (LOES) were sent out a few months ago, thinking of eliminating university entrance exams and strengthening digital and technical education. Similarly, job creation is another job that will give young people the opportunity to enter the formal labor market.

The purpose of the Investment Law Project is to create new jobs by injecting resources from the private sector. However, Lasso regrets that the National Assembly turned its back on the country.

Nevertheless, the government continues to implement all necessary measures to create employment from its capacity, and therefore leaves no stone unturned to promote the productive sector.

Lasso assured that this year would be fully dedicated to strengthening agriculture, the banana industry, rice, etc. He acknowledged that the main problem in the sector is the rise in prices of agricultural inputs like urea, which will be used to import the product directly and thus “create a subsidy to get urea at a reasonable price.”

These plans will be worked out with Bernardo Manzano, who was sworn in as Minister of Agriculture and Livestock this Wednesday, May 4th.

The Head of State further highlighted that work is being done every day to restore the damaged educational infrastructure during the epidemic to ensure quality education.


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