The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, has said that a judgment from the Supreme Court confirming that the Spanish State failed to comply with the Road Convention of the Canary Islands shows that the Government presided over by Mariano Rajoy has been “disastrous” for Gran Canaria, which has suffered significant economic delays in the execution of its road infrastructures needs, for which his government demands the immediate rectification of the situation, as stated in a Cabildo de Gran Canaria press release.
The sentence “highlights the abandonment to which the PP ( Partido Popular ) has subjected the Canary Islands, especially Gran Canaria, because it was a flagrant breach”, in the opinion the Supreme Court.
The decision of the State Government to drastically reduce investments agreed for the period 2006-2017 caused serious damage to Gran Canaria strategic works like the La Aldea road, the fourth phase of the ring road and the access to the Port of La Luz and Las Palmas, among others.
“The residents of La Aldea had delays in the execution of the road forcing them to be isolated for many months,” said the president, adding that the state “deliberately” failed to comply.
The Executive of Mariano Rajoy acted against the reports of the State Advocacy, which did not recommend that the agreement be unilaterally suspended because, as the sentence says, “there is no doubt about the binding nature of the collaboration agreements”, which gives an idea of the irresponsibility of the performance.
The central government must now pay €138 million relating just to the year 2012, indicating the size of the central governments transgressions in the eyes of the law.