The president of Provincial Federation of Construction Entities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (FEPECO), Óscar Izquierdo, has denounced that there is a “preconceived strategy” to weaken Tenerife and “elevate” Gran Canaria in regional leadership. This has been indicated in a statement in which he criticized the “sterile debate” to delay the construction of the Port of Fonsalía and he warned of “the intention of the nonistas and some politicians, more interested in maintaining the armchair than in defending the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, to open an eternal, Machiavellian, demagogic, insubstantial debate and without any intention of finding the right agreement”.
For Izquierdo, the only purpose is for him to spend time in Byzantine discussions and extend ‘sine die’ the necessary procedures to conclude the Port, which, he insisted, “from the beginning is being boycotted by an ideological and sectarian minority” and “very well embedded in the administrative services that have to make the respective reports and that do not have no democratic legitimacy. ”
Thus, FEPECO has defended a calm, serious and professional discussion, but with an expiration time, to seek and at the same time find viable and consensual solutions. “It is even good,” he continued, “for it to be political, but leaving out demagoguery or populism, which do not lead to anything, but precisely to wear and tear, boredom and citizen rejection, for enclosing the problems and works to be executed, which is precisely the typical strategy of noists and populist politicians“.
The president of the employer’s association understood that it is necessary to unite, not to be together out of obligation, but to do something together, knowing that no one has the absolute truth about the matter and that others also tend to get something right. “The Government of the Canary Islands has to demonstrate that it governs with command for all equally and, as it does very well in the other islands, it has to impose its legitimate and democratic authority above populist or electoralist pressures, launching those public works and infrastructures, yes, with all the appropriate environmental guarantees, which serve as a basis for the economic growth and social development of Tenerife, El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma “, he said.
Izquierdo concluded that what cannot be allowed is that “for fear of facing a negationist, unruly and paralyzing minority” the execution of what is “priority, demanded and necessary” for economic growth, social development and sustainability of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.