Guánica – The elected mayor of Guánica, Ismael ‘Titi’ Rodríguez Ramos, spoke on Thursday, one year after the earthquakes that struck the southern part of Puerto Rico on January 7, 2020, and which are still continuing.
“One year after the earthquakes, I support my call to the Central Government, which we made public on December 24, 2020: I request Governor Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia to prepare a report on the reconstruction efforts of the southern towns, from the perspective of state agencies, ”Rodríguez Ramos said in a written statement.
The popular leader pointed out that “this request was made to the mayor of Bayamón, as president of the Transition Committee, but we had no response. It is a call that I make as mayor-elect, that like the comrades of Guayanilla, Lajas and Ponce, we began our work in this month of January and we need to know in detail the status of the reconstruction work in departments such as Housing, Transportation, Works Public and others ”.
“Governor Pierluisi has expressed that he is interested in resuming face-to-face classes for March and in Guánica we do not have a single school available. Unfortunately, we are the only town in Puerto Rico that lacks public schools (in conditions to be used) and our children, adolescents and school personnel deserve that this issue be addressed urgently. In the media there is a lot of talk about available funds, of large budget allocations, but they do not arrive. Laziness and bureaucracy are our worst enemies, ”added Rodríguez Ramos.
The precertified mayor of Guaniqueño, who has already completed the transition process, joined the previous expressions of the chief executive of Yauco, Ángel ‘Luigi’ Torres, who asked the government and the Fiscal Control Board for assistance for families that still live in homes. unstable or in family camps.
“The truth is that the tremors have not ended. It is enough to live in Guánica to know that our families have not been treated with the speed that this tragedy deserves. On behalf of those who suffer the most, we request human sensitivity and official responsibility, ”Rodríguez Ramos concluded.