Councillor for Agriculure, Antonio Escámez, was out with the Mayor of Motril visiting tarmacking work, in between posing for photos.
The Motril rural lane, known as the Camino La Capitana, is having nearly 59,000 euros lavished on it along almost 712 metres of its length, thanks to a grant from the Junta de Andalucía for use on agricultural infrastructure.
Work was concluded at the end of the 3rd week of October, allowing farmers to get their gathered crops off the fields and to the markets.
Mayor Luisa García Chamorro, not being able to resist a photo op, took the opportunity to point out that this was part of the Town Council’s pledge to tarmac the town’s rural lanes and thus reduce the wear and tear on ladened lorries coming back from the fields.
She also mentioned that she had been discussing with the Junta transfer the ownership of lanes belonging to the Junta to the Town Hall so that the Town Council can repair them. If the said lanes pass over to the municipal ownership, then the Mayor can request grants for their maintenance.
One of the three rural lanes that the Mayor wants transferred is the , where on some stretches the original tarmac has disappeared altogether, leading to many complaints from farmers.
Editorial comment: Councillor Antonio Escámez, who made heading the Urban Development Department a condition for his backing of Sra. Chamorro’s bid for the Mayoralty, also runs the Agricultural and Environmental Departments. The said councillor was the Urban Development Councillor under the previous socialist administration, which leads many to believe political convictions take second place to controlling this very influential department.
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)