The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) seeks to be more aggressive since the first quarter of 2023 and it will focus the reactivation on three main axes: the family, the regions and the sectorial promotion. Among them, the donation of more than S/98 million in favor of common pots stands out.
They will be S/1,217 million for immediate execution in favor of at least 2 million Peruvians threatened by the “reversal of the impact of social conflicts” and the slowdown in the growth of the global economy, as described by the MEF after the publication of the DU 002-2023, where it directs the route of Con Punche Peru.
In the case of the resources destined for the food programs of the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (Midis), the Government it will establish criteria for targeting beneficiaries and the procedure for their registration.
Qali Warma will also be empowered to use the Co-management Model to purchase food for these pots, which will save 30 days in the contracting process for the benefit of 224,438 users and for 117 days.
It will not be the only injection for vulnerable households. An extraordinary bonus of S/200 will also be granted to 669,035 Juntos households; S/250 for 627,924 users of Pensión 65; and S/300 for 106,628 Contigo beneficiaries. All for S/329 million.
Patricia Donayre, former Minister of Midi, maintains that these measures are only palliative and are conditional on the fact that the registry of people living in poverty has been updated in this last post-pandemic period. Otherwise, you will only attend “blindly”.
“The common pots thing arose during the pandemic and it cannot be a permanent policy because you cannot calculate exactly, although there is a record, how many are emerging based on needs. No matter how much budget you allocate, another number will remain unattended”, refers.
Cook with Peruvian gas
Subsidizing these families and strengthening food programs would not be enough if they are not also provided with an affordable source for cooking.
For this reason, the MEF will allocate S/491 million to the Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem) to finance, through FISE, the installation of 1,110 kilometers of networks and 110,000 home supplies of natural gas in favor of 110,000 homes. This measure will have an impact on the regions of Lima, Callao, Piura, Ica, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Áncash and Cajamarca.
“Beyond mechanisms for temporary solutions, it is about looking at the long term. And there the generation of employment is fundamental to eradicate poverty”, says Donayre.
Secondly, MEF will grant competitive subsidies for 1,025 Artisanal Economic Units, which will allow them to co-finance working capital, provide them with liquidity and promote their recovery. Resources will also be delivered to members of the National Registry of Art and Culture Workers (Rentoca) who earn less than S/2,050 per month.
Finally, guarantees will be granted for new loans in favor of the Business Support Fund for the textile and clothing sector (FAE-TEXCO) until June 30, 2023.
Government also points to regional reactivation
Among the regional reactivation measures, the MEF will allocate S/191 million to the Invest Fund for Territorial Development (FIDT) 2023, so that regional and local governments finance or co-finance investments and pre-investment studies, especially in provinces affected by social conflicts.
Financing options for Servir managers and the hiring of high-performance public servants will also be expanded.
It will remain in 25 regional governments and 229 prioritized locals that will hire 737 high-performance servers, in addition to the Temporary and exceptional employment of public officials from regional and local governments to the Civil Service regime.
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