Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE).- The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has announced that the Governing Council plans to approve this Wednesday an item of more than seven million euros to pay the “old” payments that correspond to school transport companies.
Ángel Víctor Torres has made this announcement after meeting, together with the regional Minister of Education, Manuela Armas, with the president of the Federation of Transport Entrepreneurs of the Canary Islands (FET), Agustín Espino, after the protests called in the archipelago by the sector of school transportation.
The president has stressed that the item that the Canary Islands Governing Council plans to approve has “all the favorable reports” and is related to the payments contemplated to the sector in previous regional budgets, that is, they are “old”.
Torres recalled that it was necessary to formalize some prior procedures in terms of checking each of the school transport routes and the companies that develop them, which has already been completed and for this reason “the last step” is now being taken, which is approval by the Governing Council.
The files in this area are “complex” and it is necessary to analyze the routes and update the different quantities, for which the human team has been reinforced with its own personnel, who have been in charge of updating the updates and holding meetings regular meetings with the Federation to exchange documents and petitions, explained the head of the Canarian Executive.
“The will of the Government has been none other than to undertake and carry out all the debts of the transport sector, which has these and other concerns that we understand and share due to all that the increase in the cost of fuel and raw materials entails. and vehicles”, added Torres.
The president has valued school transport because a good service in this area “is key to education in the Canary Islands”, which has justified the spirit of continuing “in a good relationship” between the Government and the Federation, which have been summoned to maintain a new meeting before the end of February “to see how everything is progressing.” EFE