Anger over “forgotten” areas of Garachico and San Juan de la Rambla
Garachico and San Juan de la Rambla have joined forces to voice their concerns about being “forgotten” areas of Tenerife.
The Mayor of the Villa de San Juan de la Rambla, Fidela Velázquez received José Heriberto González, her Garachico counterpart, in order to continue her fight for the northwest region by breaking the “isolation, lack of attention and development compared to the rest of the island”.
Maintaining the idea of recovering the path started years ago in meetings between local councillors in the area, both mayors agreed that this part of the Island is at a clear disadvantage over other places.
“We are a region that, by tradition, has been forgotten and therefore at a disad-vantage in the face of infra-structure development, acce-ssibility, opportunities and quality of life,” they maintained.
Both agree that the solution lies in creating a common front resulting from the union of all affected municipalities as a method of pressure on both the Cabildo and Government.
“Compared to the other areas with similar characteristics, the northwest is obsolete, its worst consideration has led us to a borderline reality that is causing a worrying loss of inhabitants in favour of areas that offer better prospects,” say the mayors. “Unjustly it has been devalued by external causes to itself, the uniqueness of the region is unique in the Canary Islands and is wasted due to lack of sensitivity of those who in their hand have the power to remedy this situation. ”
Both Fidela Velázquez and Sr. González are confident that there is still time to rescue the region and enhance it to reach an equal point in the island. To this end, they stress that it is a priority to take into account when designing key infra-structure and meet, once and for all, the demands that have been ignored for years.
“We cannot allow to continue to the tail in the development of communi-cations, accessibility and services. It’s time to make a region,” they stressed.