The Popular Party of Arboleas has denounced through a press release an alleged situation of “enchufismo” that is taking place in the municipality governed by Cristóbal García (PSOE), after the Town Hall has allegedly hired the former socialist mayor of Albox, Sonia Cerdán, to direct a workshop school aimed at enhancing the old train station of Arboleas and its surroundings.
It is a workshop in which 12 unemployed residents of Arboleas are taking part, and according to the PP, the PSOE has preferred to “allegedly hire friends” for the management post rather than worrying about the post being filled by a local resident with the right training to carry out this role.
“We are convinced that in Arboleas there are people prepared to run this workshop. Our neighbours need a boost from the Town Hall and unfortunately the mayor is hiring people from outside, instead of taking into account the Arboleans who are prepared to occupy a position of these characteristics,” they said.
The PP of Arboleas point out that this is not the first case of “alleged ‘enchufismo'” that has occurred in the region, as in the town hall of Zurgena they have also allegedly hired the ex-delegate of employment of the Junta de Andalucía, Paqui Pérez Laborda, to act as secretary to the mayor.
The PSOE continues to weave its web and does not miss the opportunity to handpick its own whenever it can, without taking into account the damage that this could mean for the residents of small municipalities”, the Popular Party assures in the same note.
When the mayor of Arboleas was asked by La Comarca Noticias, he assured that “there were no candidates for the position of director of the workshop”.
The truth is that, coincidence or not, this is not the first case of revolving doors in former regional leaders, mayors, councillors or spokespersons who can be found occupying positions in youth centres, work administrations, training schools, theatre groups financed by the Junta de Andalucía or associations.
The Popular Party maintains that “despite the fact that their party is governing the Junta de Andalucía, the PSOE machinery continues to function as a recruitment agency, allegedly violating the possibility of equal access and opportunities for all residents”.