Monday, September 25, 2023

‘I can’t stand another lie’: a Cuban denounces government evasion for denying him his building materials

Cuban Arianis Morel Rodríguez, 36, is five months pregnant and has five children, the youngest of whom is barely 16 months old, With a lot of sacrifices, she was able to build a cottage with her husband in the country town of Las Tapas, located in the municipality of Jesús Menéndez in Las Tunas.

Morell Rodriguez’s house It’s in a pitiful state: it gets completely wet, the floor is dirt, they don’t have running water and they cook with firewood.,

For five years, this woman has persistently demanded that the authorities help her with building materials so that she can build a masonry house, but so far she has not been successful.

“I have been complaining for five years and they always tell me that they are going to help me, but nothing has happened so far. Two people from the municipal government were at my house these days and they gave me two options: Subsidy to make me two rooms and one bathroom or that they gave me three rooms and a part of the house with a plate roofBut they are promises, now comes the paperwork, to see if it is finally done because many times they tell you later that there is no material,” Morel Rodríguez told Diario de Cuba.

“The only help I have received from the government over the years is some mattresses and some food as a social matter of the number of children I have, but nothing else,” adds this Cuban.

Because they live in a remote location and in one of Cuba’s most forgotten provinces, Morel Rodríguez’s children have, on more than one occasion, been unable to go to school: “Sometimes I don’t have breakfast to give them, when It rains a lot so I don’t even have breakfast. They can’t go to school because it is more than a kilometer away and the roads become impassable.

“A year ago, the chairman of the municipal government (who is no longer in that position) justified himself by saying that he could not fix my house because there was a lack of materials, so I don’t believe much in the current promises, they say.

Las Tunas’s mother warned: “If I see that in a few weeks I am still in the same position, I will go to Havana to complain, even in these pregnant positions, because I will tell another lie.” can’t stand it”

Housing is one of the most serious problems facing Cubans, along with food and medicine shortages.,

In late May, directors of the Ministry of Construction expressed on state television that the construction materials industry would focus on exports in order to self-finance, despite the poor condition of most housing funds in Cuba.

Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz recently acknowledged that “the results achieved in the housing program have been insufficient” and attributed the failure of the plans, another year, to a lack of “cooperation from the local” to produce building materials. other factors.

Government’s target for this year 25,134 houses to be completed, of which 12,364 by the state sector, 6,286 for subsidies and 6,484 by the population’s own effortsBut the official plans keep clashing with another reality: the production plans of the main lines in the building materials industry keep getting flouted and curtailed from above.

The authorities intend, this year, to complete 2,473 houses from the adaptation of the complex and execute 24,544 rehabilitation works.

The projection is to fix 56,657 weather effects, eliminate 22,540 dirt floors, and eliminate 70 quartias.

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