By Euro Weekly News Media • 10 March 2011 • 9:55
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THE Partido Popular in El Ejido has criticised the PAL councillor, Jose Añez, for announcing works on rural roads in the town, exceeding the number of kilometres which actually exist. According to the PP, Añez wanted to “trick” farmers when he recently announced improvements on 450 roads in rural areas within the boundaries of the town, after “showing no interest in this area whatsoever for years”.
“Wanting to impress” the PP says, the PAL quoted a “number of kilometres which were to be resurfaced, much higher than the true number of kilometres in the town”, which is 225.
Until 2005, it was the Agricultural Department of the town hall which undertook the surfacing of roads in rural areas, but it was then transferred to the Public Works Department and later to Elsur, which was supposed not only to resurface, but also keep the ditches clean.
Therefore, the PP wants Añez to explain why, if residents are already paying Elsur for the upkeep of the roads, the money which has recently been obtained from the Provincial Government will be used for this and not for resurfacing.
The party claims that this is a way to make farmers believe that the €1.2m from the Provincial Government is being used to benefit them.
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