Yesterday, the “I Want You to Be Honest Guanajuato” campaign was launched. Its main objective: to invite citizens to monitor the allocation of public resources to ensure that these funds go to the state’s programs, projects and public works.
Citizens will participate in social auditing programs in an effort to promote social engagement and crime reporting among the citizens of Guanajuato.
Governor Miguel Márquez commented that this campaign—headed by the state government and the Chamber of the Television and Radio Industry (CIRT)—seeks to develop crime prevention tactics among children and teenagers in schools and to encourage people to report acts of corruption, misconduct and shortcomings in government procedures and services.
“The first thing we need to do is to listen. We understand the needs of the different regions and sectors, who clearly state what they want, but we, the civil servants, need to keep our feet on the ground and uphold our responsibilities and our commitment to society. I have been inspired to reflect on the times we are living in, which are not easy and never have been. But today’s challenges can be made into opportunities and what I see is the opportunity to listen,» he declared in yesterday’s speech.
The governor underlined that this campaign must embrace all citizens, and particularly the women and children of the state.
As the governor pointed out, we can learn about the value of honesty from our children and the influence that we, as parents, have on them. “Learning from the example of children and from the example of women and the tremendous responsibility they have to educate them are great ways to move toward developing an honest society.”
The governor underlined the need to revisit government procedures and to eliminate unnecessary red tape. He spoke of building a culture that takes a stand against corruption and misconduct as well as the government’s need to listen to its citizens, by bridging communication between the state and the people to enable serious and diligent crime reporting, and to encourage the creation of a strong and honest culture.
All citizens are invited to use the government’s new hotline,
01800 HONESTO (466-3786) to report acts of corruption, misconduct or shortcomings in government procedure.