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Quibian Panay and PRD Whining About Losing Responsibility for Garbage Collection

Politics PRD politician Quibián Panay, who serves on the Municipal City Council as the Representative for the District 8-9 which includes the areas of Las Cumbres and Alcalde Díaz, said on the morning news broadcast today that in his opinion there are "economic interests" at play in the issue of garbage collection in Panama City, and he does not think the central government of Ricardo Martinelli should take the responsibility for garbage collection away from the Municipality, although he did admit there are serious problems. Panay said "it is not throwing in the towel for Panama City Mayor Bosco Vallarino and taking over the problem for him, there are other interests at play in this issue." He said the central government should decide if it wants a decentralized system or a more centralized system of government, and that they are taking capacity and competence away from the municipal government. (La Estrella)

Editor's Comment: And, the PRD squeals. Even though Bosco Vallarino won the election and he is the Mayor of Panama City, the PRD retained control of the Municipal City Council with a majority of elected representatives. And, because PRD politician Juan Carlos Navarro was the Mayor of Panama City for ten years (from 1999 - 2009) the administrative ranks of city hall are jammed packed with PRD loyalists. Garbage collection has traditionally been one of the most corrupt areas of municipal government in Panama City, a virtual "cash cow" that has been giving milk in any number of forms for decades. Now, with the PRD in charge of part of the government and Bosco in charge of the other, the entire decades old system of graft and corruption has fallen apart, and the end result has been streets piled high with trash and garbage. The municipal government hit a log jam, so Ricardo Martinelli simply stepped in to take over. Now, the PRD guys are crying because - well - there goes the money. Balbina Herrera also came out bitching this morning - another sign that Martinelli is making exactly the right move. It is absolutely amazing to see these PRD guys saying "there are economic interests at play" as if they are trying to say that now Ricardo Martinelli wants to take over so he can steal the money (like they have been doing for years.) Critics will say this is another "power grab" by Martinelli, but no one ever thinks of garbage collection as a source of political power. Whatever. I see this as just one more step in the slow but sure transformation of this country. These little micro-centers of corruption are being broken apart and swept away, one at a time. Finally...

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Quibian Panay and PRD Whining About Losing Responsibility for Garbage Collection
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, June 01 2010 @ 01:09 pm EDT

Thia is like an episode of The Sopranos.

Quibian Panay and PRD Whining About Losing Responsibility for Garbage Collection
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, June 01 2010 @ 05:09 pm EDT

Is this guy on drugs? How can he even consider using the word competencia when describing the municipal efforts in garbage collection or any thing else for that matter. Once again.....makes you want to blow lunch.

Congratulations on your May numbers.