The delegate of the Government of Spain in Andalusia, Pedro Fernández, has demanded this Tuesday to the Junta de Andalucía that “put the batteries and work now on the preparation of as many reports and documents as necessary” after approving the Council of Ministers the inclusion of the municipalities affected by the Sierra Bermeja and Gualchos fires, in the provinces of Malaga and Granada, in the declaration of an area seriously affected by civil protection emergencies (Zaepc).
Fernández explained that the technical services of Civil Protection have already contacted the affected municipalities to have a first assessment of the damages, for which he has trusted that, after the declaration, “the Junta de Andalucía will already work for the benefit of all those affected by this terrible fire, and do so with the greatest agility and speed to be prepared once the procedure is started ”.
He warned in a statement that “it is time to roll up your sleeves and put the confrontation aside”, since “again it cannot happen as with aid to companies and freelancers with losses due to Covid-19, which due to lack of management of the Junta de Andalucía is at risk the money that corresponds to our community ”.
Fernández explained that the inclusion of these municipalities in the declaration of severely affected area of Civil Protection “is independent of whether those affected can access another channel of aid contained in Royal Decree 307/2005, of March 18, which provides subsidies to the recovery of the damages, or those that the Junta has to articulate as the competent administration in forestry matters in Andalusia ”.
He stressed that “the Government complies, allocates funds and resources.” “Now is the time for the Board to work and manage as quickly and agilely as possible instead of seeking confrontation,” he added.