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Now Murcia: "the city council is not applying the municipal plan against energy poverty approved in May" (11/01/2018)

- Alzamora notes that doctors of the Murcian Health Service (SMS) warn that one of the causes of the collapse every winter of the hospitals of the municipality is the energy poverty of vulnerable people

NOW MURCIA denounces that the City Council is not applying the Municipal Plan against Energy Poverty approved last May, "but that the resources that are being used come from the same social emergency aid existing in the Consistory for more than 20 years "

Councilman Miguel Angel Alzamora warns that "a municipality that lets 30 thousand families pass cold in their homes for not being able to pay for electricity can not be a 'Smart city,' and points out that doctors from the Murcian Health Service (SMS) warn of that one of the causes of the collapse every winter of the hospitals of the municipality is the energetic poverty of vulnerable people.

Alzamora describes this data as "terrible" and stresses that "it is extremely relevant the fact that emergency aid is not only to address energy poverty, but is also used for basic food payments, housing rents, aid for orthopedics and prosthetics, infant feeding, etc., so use these aids to address energy poverty, because Ballesta has not implemented the approved Plan, it means that funds available for other basic needs of people are reduced vulnerable. "

"This situation," says the mayor, "favors the charitable establishments that provide basic food in our town, such as soup kitchens, churches and associations, are overflowing."

The councilman also explains that "Now Murcia has requested Ballesta today information on the regional decree to alleviate the effects of energy poverty, which allegedly has been subsidized to the City of Murcia with more than 279,000 euros. serious situation that we are living in the municipality, it is important to know if these funds have been received and are being applied ".

Alzamora also denounces that "the autonomic PP still does not make a regulation of the Regional Housing Law, which the national PP took to the Constitutional Court to try to stop it and that includes emergency measures to address energy poverty, which has not yet been regulated this matter or agreements have not been made with the large electric companies causes that they are not taking the measures that right now would be very favorable to address the problem. "

Source: Ahora Murcia

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