A CARE service for mentally disabled children which has been available for 14 years is in danger of closing down in Ronda due to the town hall’s failure to pay bills. According to the IU-LV-CA candidate for mayor, Rafael Ruiz, Asprodisis, which cares for 60 children up to four years old in the area, could be forced to closed as the town hall owes €60,000.
The association and the health department have sent them the bill, which is for the period from April to November 2010, but it has not been paid.
The manager of the association, Jacinto Castillo, has confirmed that if the money is not paid, the salaries of the speech therapist, physiotherapist, psychologist and hearing and language teachers cannot be paid.
The total amount owed to Asprodisis is almost €185,000, from the agreement to build a day care centre and money granted to the town hall to provide for such associations.