The coordinator of the Alpujarra of the Partido Popular of Almeria and deputy of the PFEA in the Provincial Council of Almeria, Mati Diaz, has demanded the Government of Spain to increase its commitment to the Plan for the Promotion of Agricultural Employment (PFEA), which is developed in more than 90 municipalities in the province. Díaz explained that, after the offensive that was carried out with motions in the town councils, the Government committed itself in the PGE to increase its contribution to finance the workforce by up to 15% and “it is not fulfilling it”.
Díaz recalled that the Plan for the Promotion of Agricultural Employment is a fundamental tool in the province of Almería, where 91 municipalities receive funds to carry out works and services that employ more than 2,800 workers a year.
“From the PP in the province we demand that the Government of Spain increase the funds allocated to finance the PFEA workforce and that the decree regulating this programme is reformed and adapted to the current reality,” said the provincial deputy of the PFEA.
In this sense, she assured that the Spanish Government has not fulfilled its promise to implement the budget: “In the preparation of the General State Budget it was announced up to 15% and, in the end, they have only increased it by 4%. It is necessary to reform a decree that has little to do with the current reality of the PFEA in the province and to heed a request made by all the municipalities in the province of Almeria to continue improving their facilities and creating jobs.
On the other hand, Mati Díaz points out that the Royal Decree that regulates the PFEA has become outdated after 24 years and, although the Government of Sánchez communicated that it was going to improve it, to date it has not done so. “The decree, instead of facilitating the development of the PFEA, is an obstacle. We need the Government to join the effort made by the Diputación and the Junta to make the PFEA more useful and effective”.