About 40 Peronist mayors of the province of Buenos Aires will appeal against the decision of the national government to abolish the Sojero Fund, a measure by which all municipalities will lose $ 3,200 million between what remains of this year and 2019.
The communal leaders met at La Plata this afternoon to analyze the steps to be followed with regard to the elimination of the fund. The meeting also included the Ombudsman of Buenos Aires, Guido Lorenzino, with whom they agreed to submit a collective claim.
The Federal Solidarity Fund states that 30% of what the National State collects as retention on soy and its derivatives will be cooperated with the provinces, which in turn will convert these resources into their municipalities to be used in infrastructure. health, education, hospital, housing or road.
The intenders ensure that the municipalities can use this fund to carry out asphalt works, lighting and the construction of spaces for the promotion of sport, culture and education.
"It is not necessary to run very thinly to measure the seriousness of the situation our province is experiencing," they said in a statement in which they thought that what happens to education "is perhaps the most tragic face of what happens as the state The explosion in Moreno is not an isolated event and has to mark a limit. "
Among the attendees it was possible to see the core of the Peronist mayors who run the province of PES in Buenos Aires: Gustavo Menndez, Fernando Gray, Martn Insaurralde and Gabriel Katopodis. You also saw tough Kirchnerists like Mario Secco and Jorge Ferraresi. And some of the interior such as Gustavo Arrieta and Gustavo Barrera.
Upon entering the city, the mayors were able to see what was left of the incidents that took place this afternoon in the provincial capital when the police broke into a protest against workers from Astilleros Ro Santiago. That is why the intendants, after the meeting, reject those "violent" acts.
But they also voiced their concern about the escalation of tariffs. "The inhabitants of Buenos Aires allocate a large percentage of their income to pay for water, gas, electricity, naphtha and transport, whose increases are transferred to food, medicine and various products from the baskets," they said.
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