The social problem is what most concerns the citizens and the applicants. In this installment six of the 17 applicants detail their proposals in this matter, as well as environment, mobility, work and basic services.
Seventeen candidates (two women and 15 men) aspire to the Mayor’s Office of Guayaquil in the sectional elections that will take place on March 24. With the candidates of the first six lists Diario EL TELÉGRAFO starts today, Thursday, February 21, the first of three deliveries to publicize its proposals focused, mainly, on security, mobility, work, environment and basic services (among them the collection of trash).
The first payroll is composed of the only two women and four men. In the electoral ballot they will be by order of the number of the list they represent: Jimmy Jairala (1-20), Martha Macías (3), Jorge Villacreses (4), Cynthia Viteri (6-75), Gino Cornejo (7) and Juan Manuel Bermúdez (9).
Insecurity is one of the issues that most concerns the citizens and the aspirants; the latter have prioritized in their respective work plans strategies to deal with crime, although it is not a matter of direct competition from the town councils.
Only as a reference in 2018 were reported 1,964 home thefts, which means an average of 163 in the month. Meanwhile, in January 2019 there were 162 robberies of this type, meaning that the monthly rate is practically maintained, according to the benchmark figures of the Judicial Police.
The candidates agree to strengthen joint work with the Police, related entities and citizens, in addition to equipping the institution with state-of-the-art technology to deter criminals, achieve their identification and prosecution in accordance with the law.
They also plan to work in coordination with the community in social campaigns aimed at preventing the origin of crime. The challenge is to turn Guayaquil into a safe city and at the same time to intervene in other areas, such as mobility, work, environment, basic services, among others, that allow the more than 2 million inhabitants to have a better quality of life. (I)