On Wednesday the deputy to the National Assembly, Cesar Alonso, blamed Maduro’s dictatorship for the widespread crisis in public services throughout the country while assuring that the measures he is using to solve the situation are insufficient.
“Only 4% of the population has access to water on a continuous basis and more than 90% report failures in the drinking water service system,” said the parliamentarian.
Likewise, the deputy for Un Nuevo Tiempo underlined that “there are sectors in some states where water has not been available for several months, so much so, that people have been forced to hire water tanks, paying an extremely high cost, often in foreign currency”.
Alonso said that the failures of the water service generate greater vulnerability for Venezuelans during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
“According to a survey conducted after the arrival of COVID-19, the scarcity of drinking water service in the country increased from 91.3% to 95.4%,” he said.
“To think that our health system, which is already in deplorable conditions, does not have running water is extremely alarming.”
Without a doubt, for the deputy of the National Assembly, the water crisis is a consequence of the corruption and ineptitude of those who have been in charge of that service and the inefficient management of Venezuela.
“There is no way and no means that this can be resolved without the implementation of a National Emergency Government,” he said.