The three groups that make up the municipal opposition have called today in the creation of a commission of inquiry to determine the extent of the relationship of the local government of Partidio Popular with the companies investigated in the so-called Punic operation.
Spokesmen for PSOE, IU-Greens and Citizens Movement want this committee, requested through a joint motion to be discussed in the plenary tomorrow, serve to meet the possible connection with the plot through as many records, information and statements relevant for determining levels of political responsibility.
Remember that just knowing the arrests as part of Operation Punic last October 27, local government hastened to publicly disassociate the plot, indicating its no relationship with companies and individuals involved.
But soon the recruitment of different services are met by the Department of Tourism, of doubtful effectiveness and justification of municipal public interest as it relates to attempts at political reputation.
This led Deputy Mayor, Jose Cabezas to ensure that almost 99% had no more to do with companies related to Operation Punic.
Despite such statements, the inclusion of Residence Puerta Nueva between companies under investigation and multiple contractual relationships with various councils procurement of goods or services with companies under investigation are known.
All this is having the silence of the Popular Party government response, opposition to receive the requested information about possible links with more than hundred and fifty companies related to the plot of that Punic operation being also pending.
Faced with this request and the reasons that have led them to do it, Ana Belén Castejón, PSOE spokesman, said: "In the next plenary session, the three political opposition groups will file a joint motion to require the City of Cartagena launch a commission for Research on the relationship of the council with the Punic operation. We believe from the PSOE silence at the end does not lead us anywhere, but instead leads to confuse and keep planting many more questions about the City Cartagena and its possible link with the Punic plot and why we demand, and that is the sense of this joint motion, full transparency to government team's participation d elos representatives of the citizens of the municipality through as many files as needed because it is very important to have all the information that is required, of all statements that are timely, to determine the extent of political responsibility in the action of the local administration, with enterprise extensions that may have with the Punic plot.
Therefore, the PSOE along with other political opposition groups, will ask at the next plenary through a joint motion, which constitutes the government team immediately and urgently, a commission of inquiry that determine the extent of the relationship of Local Government with the companies investigated in the Punic Operation "
Meanwhile, Jaime Cayetano Molto, spokesman for United Left-Greens, said that "full transparency ask, ask that the City of Cartagena open doors and windows so you can clarify to the bottom any relationship you have had the City with companies linked to the plot of the Punic operation.
This is because we have to determine, regardless of criminal responsibility, political responsibility for the events that occurred. "
Finally, Jose Lopez, spokesman for Citizen Movement said that "given the current situation created by the close friendship of Mrs. Barreiro and former mayor and now accused José Antonio Alonso, and the ramifications of the Punic operation, which of your hand and along with several urban development and service contracts with this council are littering the name of Cartagena, we are together with other opposition parties obliged to request the full commission research that serves to establish responsibilities and to clean name of our city.
The direction of the vote for or against this initiative by the council's Party will serve as a snapshot of how many question to Barreiro and many prefer to remain just their accomplices ".