In Tumaco, Nariño, President Gustavo Petro put on the table the need to improve and strengthen the plant replacement programs of this Government. However, the president criticized what the government of former President Juan Manuel Santos did in that sense, ensuring that it is a “hole of corruption.”
“The model that Santos created for plant replacement is an individual, he pays one silver per month, this is the idea, I pay you one silver per month and you break the coca leaf and start planting another pod, for example, strong coffee “Petro said.
And he added to his criticism, “as suggested here, the money does not come, the administrations hire intermediaries called operators, they put the money in the trusts and the operators take the money, or not, the operators take the money from the farmers. In other words, the crop substitution policy created by the Santos government is the den of corruption, it must be said, it must be said because otherwise corruption will drown us in our own, which means it will not work from the beginning. point of view, how a farmer cuts coca leaves from x hectares, waiting for money from the government that does not come and there he screws ,” he added.
Finally, the president concluded by saying that this Government must agree and prevent this kind of thing from happening again.
“And yet the purpose of the threats, no, what works is that the whole territory changes and there the family of farmers changes and the whole world changes other logics, but for that the whole Government must agree around the structure, that is unity,” he concluded.