Director of ‘Monitor Ciudad’, Jesús Armas, denounced this Saturday that in recent days he has visited seven parishes of the Libertador Municipality and in all the common denominator are streets overflowing with garbage due to the incompetence in the collection of solid waste of Supra-Caracas and the mayor, Erika Farías.
According to the leader of Primero Justicia in the capital city, areas such as El Paraíso, where the service could be considered fairly regular, has been affected in recent weeks by the absence of collection trucks. He also stressed that other popular areas such as Zulia Street in La Vega Parrish, 13th Street in El Valle parrish or La Pastora are overflowing with waste.
On this issue, Armas reported that this situation clearly shows the inability of Erika Farías to manage the Libertador Municipality. “As we know, in the rest of the Metropolitan Area of Caracas there are private companies with concessions for this service, in Libertador a corporation was created that today keeps the people of Caracas sunk in garbage,” he reiterated.
Furthermore, the Primero Justicia spokesman questioned that today Supra-Caracas has a mixed scheme of “opaque subcontracting” of trucks, dump trucks and compactors and, despite the additional resources allocated for this, garbage is not collected in the capital city.
For this reason, he demanded that the first municipal authority render an account to the residents of Libertador: “She must explain to the people of Caracas the increase in the sanitary landfill, the status of the treatment plants. She should also answer how many garbage collection units are available and what are the routes and schedules.
Furthermore, Armas pointed out that the city must move to a concession system with private companies to guarantee this public service. He made the caveat that this must include a transparent tender in which several companies participate and the most optimal one for Caracas is chosen.