THE Malaga Constructors and Promoters Association has requested that mayors who fail to pay their debts be penalised. They accused the province’s town halls of “choking” them with debts of more than €150m, with interests which amount by €50,000 every day. The town halls with the worst debts are Estepona, Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Rincon de La Victoria, owing between €8m and €12m each.
The Junta de Andalucia also owes the construction companies €160m, meaning they and their employees are in a critical situation, while the town halls tend to blame the party previously in office or a lack of money, which the association says is the result of poor planning when works are assigned when there is no money to pay for them.
The only solution they can see is that the mayors who are in debt be sentenced before it is too late to save many of the companies affected.
They also want Municipal Bill Registers to be created so that companies can see where their bills stand in order of priority with the town halls.