Revilla broadcasts the resignation of the Minister of Public Works of Cantabria for the freeway plot

The Government will reinforce controls in contracting and asks the courtroom for precautionary measures to briefly separate the businesses concerned Revilla has introduced that Gochicoa’s resignation will take impact subsequent week Revilla has devoted a big a part of the press convention to defending his innocence and highlighting his professionalism and his human situation

The president of Cantabria, Miguel Ángel Revilla (PRC), has introduced the resignation of the Minister of Public Works, the additionally regionalist José Luis Gochicoa, for the alleged plot of irregular hiring within the Highway Service of the Ministry of Public Works, a call that the chief government accepts “fed up with ache” and satisfied that he’s “clear”, however acknowledging that “the controls have failed” in that division.

In addition, he has reported that the final director of Public Works, Manuel del Jesús, quantity 2 of Gochicoa within the Ministry, has additionally submitted his resignation, who Revilla additionally believes was “whole ignorance” of what the pinnacle of Highways was doing, Miguel Ángel Díez, arrested and in provisional jail for this alleged corruption scheme by which this official acquired cash or different advantages from some corporations (Rucencan, La Encina, Cannor and API Mobility) in trade for awards.

Revilla has introduced that Gochicoa’s resignation will take impact subsequent week, after he seems in Parliament on Monday, March 6, to “clarify what has occurred and set the file straight,” one thing that can even be accomplished by the personal president.

In addition, the president has introduced his intention to nominate a brand new councilor for the realm.

He has made these bulletins in an enormous press convention by which he has been accompanied by all of the regionalist councilors except for Gochicoa, by which he has insisted that in “none” of the greater than 4,000 pages of the abstract there seems any politician, nor excessive place, individual of confidence or freely appointed by the Government of Cantabria.

Thus, he has ensured, that with regard to the regional Administration, the abstract focuses “solely and completely” on the official arrested and provisionally imprisoned, that’s, the pinnacle of Highways of Cantabria, Miguel Ángel Díez, whom he has described as an “alleged scoundrel” and expects him to pay for what he has allegedly accomplished with the “contempt of the residents”.

Revilla insists that Gochicoa is “clear”

Despite accepting Gochicoa’s resignation, Revilla devoted a big a part of the press convention to defending his innocence and highlighting his professionalism and his human situation, defining him as somebody “honorable” and stating that “he doesn’t know a extra upright individual “.

“I’m not placing a hand in Gochicoa, I’m placing each palms,” stated the president and chief of the PRC, who regretted having “no selection” however to just accept the resignation of what, as he stated, is “the most effective man in my authorities “, being conscious that “probably” he’s committing “an injustice” as a result of he’s “clear”.

However, Revilla has defined the resignation of the counselor within the “excessive bar” of ethics that the PRC has. “It’s not like the opposite events. Its mode of conduct is predicated on ethics, along with defending Cantabria,” stated the president, who believes that politics has reached ranges the place we’ve to be extraordinarily rigorous.” has stated.

The Government requests “precautionary measures” to separate corporations

On the opposite hand, along with saying the resignations of Gochicoa and his quantity 2 within the Ministry, Manuel del Jesús, Revilla has introduced that the Government of Cantabria has requested the courtroom that’s investigating the case — the quantity 5 of Santander that directs Mercedes Compostizo–the adoption of precautionary measures, asking her to broaden the investigation in order that it extends not solely to people (the official and representatives of the businesses concerned) but in addition in opposition to the businesses themselves.

And it’s that Revilla has defined that within the case for now it solely focuses on the representatives of the businesses, as pure individuals, however not on the businesses themselves.

The goal of the Government’s request to the courtroom is to have the ability to briefly take away the businesses concerned from the continuing contracting processes that had been submitted to which the official concerned has intervened, with out having to cease the deliberate works, that are ” essential” and “many” – Revilla stated – have been “about to be awarded”. But for this, the “amparo” is required by the courtroom.

The Government has additionally knowledgeable the courtroom that in several government departments there are contracting recordsdata, nonetheless pending adjdication, by which these corporations have been offered however by which there isn’t a indication of illegality. The goal is for the judicial physique to have this data and, with out contemplating that there’s a drawback, to point it.

In addition, the Government of Cantabria has requested the courtroom to open a checking account by which to enter the quantities that the Executive should pay these corporations for work already carried out so that it’s the courtroom itself that determines their vacation spot.

And as for the official concerned, the regional president has introduced {that a} disciplinary file has been initiated to hold out his suspension as an official, in addition to provisionally take away him from service, which entails lack of employment and wage (he’ll solely obtain a wage primary that he must return if he’s convicted).

Reinforcement of contracting controls

He has additionally introduced that the Government of Cantabria goes to start to strengthen “instantly” the controls on contracting as a result of though, in keeping with what he has stated, the Contract Law is being “rigorously complied with”, he believes that “it has been proven that it’s not sufficient”. .

Thus, the method will start to make some modifications within the procedures. Thus, for instance, a contract file will likely be required to be signed not by one official –as now– however by two. “With which it’s already extra sophisticated for there to be conditions of those.”