SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct 7 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Canary Islands Federation (Fecai) and head of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, announced this Thursday the signing of an agreement with the Government of the Canary Islands which recognizes the extra cost of the transferred powers amounting to almost 30 million.
In statements to journalists before the meeting, he commented that it is a “transcendent agreement” that complies with a “historical claim of the island corporations and that has been unblocked thanks to the intermediation of the Ministry of Finance.
Martín has commented that the services in the social, environmental, highways or primary sector were provided by the councils to be more efficient but the cost was “below” the real cost.
The same, he has indicated, occurs with the maintenance of the roads, since they have been expanded in recent years but prices have not been updated, in such a way that a study is being carried out that, in principle, is valued at a few 20 million euros in favor of the councils.
The president of Fecai has also advanced another agreement regarding the cost of managing the REF resources given that they received “less money than their due”, a problem that has been burdened in recent years and that amounted to about 5.4 million.
“They were overcharging us,” he said, highlighting that from now on they will charge what the service costs “and no more.”