The Regional Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration, headed by Juan Marín, is contributing 15,862.50 euros this year to the works being carried out by Laroya Town Council under the Agrarian Employment Promotion Programme (PFEA) in the San Marcos rural public school and various roads in the town. These works will provide employment for 23 residents of this small Almeria municipality of less than 200 inhabitants.
The territorial delegate for Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration, José Luis Delgado, has been able to supervise the work being carried out in the rural school and in the streets Honda and Estación under the PFEA, a programme co-financed by the Junta de Andalucía, the SEPE and the Almeria Provincial Councils.
Delgado visited the municipality, where he met with the mayoress, Dolores Moreno, and defended the importance of the PFEA for small councils as “it allows them to programme works that they could not afford with their own resources and which improve the facilities and services they offer to their residents, as well as generating employment”. In the case of Laroya, he highlighted the intervention in the rural public school, as “schools are fundamental to fix the population to the territory”.
The territorial head of Local Administration has stressed the “commitment” of the current Andalusian Government, and especially the Vice President, Juan Marín, with the municipalism, not only through the PFEA but with several lines of aid launched by the Ministry in the framework of institutional cooperation with the municipalities “which are the closest administration to the citizen and the first that has to deal with the problems of the neighbours”.
In this regard, he stressed that Laroya has been the beneficiary of a grant of 17,979.73 euros from a line of aid for public facilities and services which, in this case, has paid for the installation of awnings in various public spaces in the municipality.
Delgado also recalled the importance of the unconditional funding that local entities receive through the Participation in the taxes of the Autonomous Community (Patrica), a funding that the current Andalusian Government has increased every year this term of office and which had been frozen since 2014. “In the case of Laroya, the Patrica means this year an income of 150,439.29 euros for the municipal coffers which, being unconditional, the Town Council can allocate to the needs it deems appropriate because the mayors and mayoresses are the ones who know best what problems they have.”
“We want them to know that the Junta de Andalucía is an allied administration to provide solutions to their problems, that we feel close to them, that is why as delegate of Local Administration I am travelling around the province to meet directly with them, get to know the terrain and listen to their needs to try to collaborate for the benefit of the citizens of rural areas”, said Delgado.