The Ministry of Economy of the Junta de Andalucía has initiated the procedure for the revocation of the catalog of Zone of Artisan Interest to the municipality of Vélez-Málaga, so that the axárquica locality will stop counting on this distinctive obtained in 2012, among whose objectives is the promotion of the dissemination and commercialization of artisan products. This has been made known to the public by the municipal group of the PP after having knowledge of the beginning of this procedure, which, Training, Autonomous Work and Economics, Knowledge, Business and University in Malaga.
The popular councilor Jorge Pérez has explained that the aforementioned report indicates that the requirement of concurrence and concentration in the municipality of Vélez-Málaga of at least ten interested workshops is not maintained, a circumstance that, according to the PP, responds to ?forgetting and neglect »to the sector by the City Council. The mayor recalled that it was in December 2012, with the Popular Party at the head of the municipal government, when it was declared a Zone of Artisan Interest to Vélez-Málaga and the municipality.
Perez added that a few days ago, on January 17, Mijas also received the distinction of Artisan Interest Zone, with a total of twenty-one artisan workshops enrolled, «and the next day was news in all media of provincial scope and his councilor said that it is very important that from the institutions we lend a hand and promote these trades so that they continue to be part of our traditions and, in addition, are a tourist attraction ».
«Well, it turns out that, in parallel, while the City Council of Mijas has been supporting this initiative of its artisans, that of Vélez-Málaga, especially the Department of Enterprise and Employment, has neglected and forgotten our artisans», has sorry In this sense, "the star signing of the PSOE", which he regretted "that she is more concerned about her travels with the funds of the Brick-Beach and Edusi projects than of meeting the needs of artisans."
For this reason, the councilor has appealed to the bipartite government team (PSOE and GIPMTM), especially those responsible for the delegations of Commerce and Business, to make an effort to maintain the distinctive Handicraft Zone «if you are still on time". «Only, they are offered technical support with the management of the procedures before the competent Administration and they are offered that necessary hand, as was already done to achieve this badge in 2012, during the PP government», has ended .