PP accuses the PSOE of the debt contracted by the City of Colmenar, which exceeds five million euros
The general coordinator of the PP of Malaga, Francisco Oblaré, has accused the PSOE on Wednesday of having left the municipality of Colmenar, during the previous term when the Socialists were at the head of the City Council, "in the most critical situation in its history", with a debt that "exceeds" the five million euros.
Oblaré reported, this Wednesday at a press conference, that the debt is generated by bank loans of 2.7 million euros, to which we must add two million to be returned to the Board for grants that "have not been duly executed "and almost 600,000 euros of payment to suppliers.
On this payment, the mayor of Colmenar, Antonio Fernandez, has warned that "at the beginning of the legislature 1.13 million were owed to suppliers and we have already managed to pay close to 600,000 euros."
He also explained that the subsidies received by the Junta de Andalucía from 2007 to 2011 add up to a total of 1.6 million euros, but whose return reaches two million for the interest generated. Thus, the City "is obliged to return them because the previous team allocated much of these funds for other purposes" and it is "very difficult to know where they have gone because there is a single box", lamented Fernandez.
The affected projects are the construction of a day-stay center, the municipal morgue, a covered sports court, the installation of artificial turf -which has been executed but the Andalusian Government requests the reimbursement of the aid when including it in the agreement of the polideportivo-, and the recovery of the hermitage environment.
On the construction of the funeral home, the mayor added that "it is necessary" and that they are "waiting for subsidies to do so", assuring that it is expected to take place "in September". In this sense, Fernandez explained that the budget for its construction is 200,000 euros and "not more than one million as claimed by the Socialists", since "will have only two rooms and will be of an adequate size to a municipality of 3,600 population".
The councilman regretted that his administration is suffering "serious criticism" by the opposition "when it was the Socialists who for years have been devoted to squandering subsidies and municipal funds without having been able to take forward a single new project " Thus, faced with this situation, the current debt "fits more than 1,500 euros per neighbor," Fernandez underlined.
Also, Fernandez has indicated that the previous government team requested a series of bank loans totaling 2.7 million euros, "of which 24,000 euros remain in the bank account." "They have empty coffers of liquidity but full of debts," he has sentenced.
On the other hand, the mayor of Colmenar has criticized the attitude of the opposition, since he has expressed that every day "we leave the skin" for the neighbors, when the opposition "only put obstacles and complicate our lives."
Given this, the general coordinator of the 'popular' malagueños has considered that the opposition "is acting from irresponsibility, after they were unable to agree after the elections to form a government", and added that "want to drown the mayor but they are drowning the municipality. "
For this reason, he has asked for responsibility to the opposition political groups and also to the Junta de Andalucía, and has urged the new provincial delegate of the Andalusian Government, José Luis Ruíz Espejo, to "sell a hand to Colmenar", since " He seems like a good uncle. "
Finally, both Oblaré and the mayor of Colmenar have challenged the PSOE to come to an agreement with the opposition "if they want to govern in the municipality." "At least, that's what number two of the socialists from Malaga, Francisco Conejo, wants, who can not think of another way to cover the mess that has been caused there in the years of socialist management," concluded the general coordinator of the PP from Málaga.
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