Deputies to the National Assembly coincided in manifesting that the regime ended the Venezuelan federal system established in the Bolivarian Constitution of Venezuela, by converting the governorships into centers of corruption, where laziness, abandonment and destruction prevail.
This is what emerges from the debate on the crisis on the functioning and the dismantling of the Governorships, held this Tuesday November 10th, during the ordinary online session of the National Assembly.
The debate was initiated by the deputy of Amazonas State, Julio Ygarza, who lamented the deteriorating conditions found in the infrastructure of the state agencies. In his opinion, the governorships that are managed by the followers of the regime are closed, are not functioning, and do not comply with the functions established by law.
“All the institutions and regional state agencies are in total abandonment. In the State of Amazonas for example, if we review the emblematic sports center of this region, the José Antonio Páez complex, it is totally destroyed. The hospital José Gregorio Hernández, has no medicines, lacks medical personnel, nurses and maintenance. Its infrastructure is in totally deteriorated”.
Congressman Ygarza added that the General Command of the Police does not have the necessary equipment to be able to carry out the functions of security and protection of the population. They do not have motorcycles or vehicles, they do not have uniforms, they do not have a social security plan for them and their families.
He stressed that the governorships, that are so important for the states to function and develop, are in the hands of governors who represent failure and usurpation, abandonment, neglect, and misery.
Congressman Ygarza made a call to the Venezuelans in all states that suffer from the bad public policies exercised by those in power in the regions, which are fundamental, to support the Popular Consultation which allows for the removal of the corrupt and ‘screwed up’ (unremovable) in power, in order to rectify the democratic institutions and the federal order.
They Ended Decentralization
While Deputy Rachid Yasbek pointed out that Venezuela is living the greatest social, economic and political crisis in history, and this is a reality that can’t be escaped by none of the regions of the country because this regime was established against the Constitution, which clearly establishes that we are a federal state.
“Here the regions are not respected, they broke with the scheme that had been historically advancing since 1989, the process of decentralization of the regions. This regime concentrated on ending the decentralization, ending federalism established by our Constitution and so were generated irregular situations”.
He added that in governorships in the hands of the opposition they unconstitutionally named supposed ‘protectors’. This has led to the deviation of budgets, lack of funds for investment, lack of projects for the growth and development of each region.
“Today we see that all this apparatus that was set up led the governorships to simply become payers of payrolls, with miserable salaries that are not the responsibility of those who run the regions. The starving policies of the regime, the wastefulness, centralized, generated clientelism and corruption that is more and more rampant every day. More than 350 billion dollars disappeared from the national budget that should have been invested in the regions and the people”.
When referring to Bolivar State, region he represents, he revealed that for more than 16 years it has been run by personalities of the PSUV, the last one is governing because he stole the votes, altering the tallies, and was sworn in as usurper of the government of Bolivar. He affirmed that this very important region of the country, since the arrival of Chavismo-Madurismo, has not anymore provided any support to the agricultural, livestock, commercial and industrial sectors.
“This person who usurps power dedicates himself to walking around and continuing to allow the destruction of the entire Venezuelan Amazon in the mining arc. Where they dedicate themselves to loot the riches that are in the subsoil. The only thing they have dedicated themselves to is allowing the mines to open and mills to be installed to continue devouring Canaima National Park and the basins of the most important rivers in the country”.
He emphasized that the Governorships became a den of corruption, therefore, the only solution that the people of Venezuela and its regions could accept is for the regime to leave and a national emergency government to be installed.
“A National Government that returns the great projects to the regions to establish a system of production in each region adapted to what its reality can sustain and that the Governorships are given back their majesty, so that they can continue to fight and build a country of progress like the one Venezuela deserves”.
The regime dismantled the Governorships
Deputy Romerl Guzamana, president of the Amazonian Parliament, described the situation of the Governorships as fatal and very serious the dismantling of the infrastructure and all the equipment found in these facilities, which belong to the Venezuelan State.
“The functioning of the country’s governorships is precarious. The employed workers and laborers earn miserable salaries, they do not have uniforms mandated by collective contracts. The unions have been forcibly disappeared. The workers have no one to go to to discuss collective contracts and the tabulation of salary increases”.
He maintained that all the facilities of the governorship’s offices have been looted and dismantled and that public services do not function. “The governments are like citizens in extreme poverty.”
He added that the equipment and tools to fix the streets, roads and avenues are totally destroyed. They do not care if there is no electric lighting service in the streets, if the public services work or not.
He assured that the governors of the regime do not work, do not respond to the people or their needs, such as the lack of water, electricity, (cooking) gas, transportation and rampant insecurity. Therefore, he urged the workers of the governorships and the public administration in general to demonstrate, protest and participate in the Popular Consultation. To raise their voices in defense of their right to work and to have decent wages.
“We are going to recover the governorships to fight for a decent salary and wages. Let us go out this December 6th to reject electoral fraud and accompany all of Venezuela this December 5th to 12th to take to the streets. Let us raise the voice of Venezuela in the Popular Consultation against those who usurp the Governorships and the national power to claim our right.