The President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno announced the introduction of the country’s austerity measures due to the difficult economic situation in the country. It is reported El Comercio.
In particular, Moreno declared that the government puts up for sale one of the two aircraft intended for the flights of the higher officials of the state. Also will go under the hammer luxury cars from the President’s garage. In addition, the announced reduction of salaries of civil servants by 10 percent and the sale of assets of the state company Inmobilar.
According to the Ecuadorian leader, the proceeds will be directed to the project “House for all” program to create jobs and protect the poor.
Moreno assumed the position of head of state on may 24, 2017. As a result of wounds received in the attack of robbers in 1998, the President of Ecuador is paralyzed in the lower body. He moves on a wheelchair. Since 2013 he holds the position of special envoy of the UN Secretary General on disability and accessibility. For activities to assist people with disabilities has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize in 2012.