“There are countries that have developed without oil, none without electricity. Democracy gave birth to the country, this dictatorship has turned it off”, denounced the deputy of the National Assembly, Williams Dávila, during the debate on the electricity crisis in the Parliament session.
In the virtual conference held on Tuesday, Davila argued that in the years of democracy, nearly 45 billion dollars were allocated to generate 20,000 megawatts, while in the Chavista era they have announced the investment of nearly 90 billion dollars and have generated only 8,000 megawatts.
“It was the big business of the revolutionaries and today the people are the ones affected (…) In El Vigia, the Don Luis Zambrano thermoelectric plant, in which they invested close to 2 billion dollars, when they went to turn on the plant the turbines burned out. Today the Uribante Caparo dam does not work, when it used to export (electricity) to Colombia,” explained the Andean legislator.
On this issue, Dávila said that during April there was an average of 200 hours of electricity cuts in the state. “It is a tragedy what we are living through, producers without electricity and without gasoline to turn on their power plants,” he said.
Rejection of Rafael Hernandez’s Murder
The political leader emphasized his rejection of the violence in Merida, where armed groups fired at protesters against the power failures in the El Campito sector, where young Rafael Hernandez was killed.
He said that in view of this tragedy registered in the Andean entity, they have requested the president of the Assembly’s Domestic Policy Committee, Freddy Valera, to initiate an investigation to determine those responsible for this crime and to bring to justice to those who shot at those who were protesting “against this social and human drama.”