“All Venezuela to defend freedom and democracy through the National Salvation Agreement!” Urged the deputies that make up the Delegate Commission of the legitimate National Assembly on the tour undertaken this Wednesday through Cojedes State, where they held meetings with civil society, unions, guilds and political parties. In addition, they confirmed the stoppage of the works in the Lomas del Viento Substation; the Tinaco-Anaco railway section; the Factory of Harvesters and Agricultural Implements “Hugo Chávez”, and the total abandonment of the state companies “Pedro Camejo” and “Arroz Santa Ana” expropriated from Cargill by the dictatorship.
Furthermore, Deputy Macario González reported that the NA’s Comptroller’s Commission will open files for all these unfinished multi-million dollar works by Chavismo, which he called “red elephants”, because in his opinion, “that money went to to individual bank accounts of the red elites” and assured that the regime “will have to answer for this scam and robbery before the courts, therefore, “we do not have food sovereignty and the people go hungry.”
He indicated that in the Factory of Harvesters and Agricultural Implements ‘Hugo Chávez’ there is no trace of the investment of more than 400 million dollars, on the contrary, “there is only the skeleton of the structure, which is closed and without workers” and accused Iván Gil, who held the position of Minister of Lands, in 2014 for being responsible for the stoppage of this project.
The tour began at 9 in the morning, which included a walk through the Mijagua neighborhood, and later, a visit to several socialist state companies in the region. There the First Vice-President of the NA, Deputy Juan Pablo Guanipa, denounced that the company “Arroz Santa Ana” confiscated from Cargill by the dictatorship, has become a total ‘disaster’ that does not produce any rice, or generate employment and progress, and remarked that it is not possible to violate the right to private property.
“These are the situations that we have to fight. For this reason, we have to continue working hard to defeat Nicolás Maduro and his accomplices,” he said, and highlighted the need to initiate a process of national reconciliation, “where we achieve that the national industry can re-boot itself for the well-being of Venezuelans.”
During the inspection of the socialist agricultural machinery company “Pedro Camejo”, located in the Tinaco municipality, the Deputy María Gabriela Hernández, denounced its total abandonment, asserting that those funds should have been adequately used so that the Venezuelan would not go hungry.”
They pointed out that the works on the “Tinaco-Anaco” section of the railway, which would cover seven cities, began in 2007 and the Chavista government promised to complete it by 2012, it had a cost of 7,500 million dollars. “… and there is nothing, it is just a demonstration of the corruption of the dictatorship,” said Mr. Guanipa.
They continued their tour of the Lomas del Viento Substation, remembering that the dictatorship promised that there would never be power failures in the same area. However, they denounced that electricity fails for 5 hours every day. “They only cared about lining their pockets while Venezuelans go through ordeals.”
For this reason, Deputy Oneiber Peraza, reaffirmed that the commitment of Parliament and his fellow legislators is to continue working hand in hand with all Venezuelans to recover democracy and strengthen institutions is so that Venezuelans again have a quality electrical system.
“This National Salvation Agreement, and the tour that we are carrying out, has the purpose of promoting a citizens movement to pressure the regime to accept dialogue and, subsequently, to reach an agreement that allows us: free elections; entry of humanitarian aid; national reconciliation and achieving justice,” he explained at a citizens meeting in the sector ’23 de Enero’ in the region.
Later that afternoon, during the working table with productive sectors of the Cojedes, held at the Democratic Action headquarters, Deputy Rommel Guzamana highlighted the importance of reaching an agreement between the parties to hold free elections to get out of the crisis in Venezuela.