The town of Afur now has a street in the name of Gregoria Alonso Jiménez Goyaa neighbor of the area, and a protagonist for more than 40 years for the prosperity of its neighbors, for the development of its town, of the hamlets that make up Anaga.
the mayor of Santa Cruz of Tenerife, José Manuel Bermúdez, accompanied by the district councilors Anaga, Inmaculada Fuentes; of Equality, Purification Dávila; the Councilor for Public Services, Carlos Tarife; and Rosario González, head of Social Care; has presided over this act in which the honoree herself has participated.
José Manuel Bermúdez stressed that “as mayor, and as a resident of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, it is an immense honor for me to have achieved that after so many years of struggle, Goya’s work is marked for posterity” and added “and I he will do in this corner of Anaga, his, his Afur”.
The file, which culminates today, and which was initiated by the La Cumbrecita association, has been joined by dozens of inhabitants of Anaga and neighborhood representatives “and with this popular support, two things that we all already knew were demonstrated. That the people of Afur, of Anaga, are a grateful people and that the mark that Goya has left is deep and lasting”.
Bermúdez in his speech wanted to remember the figure of the father of the honoree “who was the last municipal mayor of Afur. In 1977, following his example, Goya was already fighting through the corridors of the City Hall “what for his people was justice”.
“And he has continued to do so, to transfer initiatives, mobilize his countrymen, to make all of them participate in the need to keep the mobilization alive, in difficult times, and in times of joy and celebration,” added the mayor.
The mayor’s relationship with Goya dates back to his childhood when his father was a councilor in Anaga “those first memories, when I was still a child, already have to do with his struggle, with his claims, with his requests and suggestions, which he transferred to my father, by telephone in many cases. He had me act as Goya’s secretary on many occasions, collecting messages that he sent as soon as possible”.
Finally, Bermúdez wanted to thank her, her family and the entire town of Anaga “and ask him to continue like this, not to hesitate to continue knocking on doors, picking up the phone, asking for meetings and visits, in defense of dignity and progress in this enclave of the capital.”