The candidates for Prefect of Guayas, Pichincha, Manabí, Azuay and Loja point their proposals to the most visible deficiencies of the rural sectors of their jurisdictions. Deconcentration of competences is also offered.
The provinces that concentrate the largest number of voters are also those that present a large number of candidates for Prefect: Guayas, Pichincha, Manabí, Azuay and Loja. The candidates’ interest focuses on the issues of roads and agricultural activities, although each of them is managed with its own formula to attract public and private investment that supports the proposed projects.
Viality, the concern of candidates in Guayas The candidate for Unidad Popular, Valentín Sala, aims to improve road connectivity to increase production through the creation of marketing circuits. “In those circuits 50 or 100 farmers meet, with all the services of the case and they skip a hand of the intermediary; at that time one will generate a double return, “he says.
For Alberto Merchán, from Sociedad Patriótica, there are 800 km of abandoned local roads, so his plan seeks to remedy the situation. In addition to strengthening the roads, Víctor Coloma, of the United Ecuadorian Movement, believes that the province should aim at communication technologies.
Pierina Correa, of the Social Commitment Force Movement, has Guayaquil and the cantons of the rural area as working axes. In contrast, Carlos Luis Morales, candidate for the Social Christian Party, projects ideas for the agricultural, educational and sports sectors. The decentralization of the provincial government is the axis of work of Leonardo Escobar, of Adelante Ecuatoriano Adelante.
While the plan of Antonio Orbe, of the Avanza Movement, has eight points including security, free irrigation and training. Pollution and the depredation of agricultural and natural resources are the main concern of the Freedom of the People movement candidate, Johnnie Jorgge. On this subject, Alfredo Adum, of the Fuerza Ecuador party, proposes an irrigation network for 130,000 hectares.
The candidate for the Social Justice movement, Jimmy Salazar, aims to commercialize through industry, agribusiness, and the repowering of 8,000 km of roads. The strengthening of roads, health plans and the technification of the countryside are, among others, the main axes of the projects of Jorge Cedeño, candidate for the Democratic Left. María Elsa Viteri, of the Ecuadorian Socialist Party, proposes to apply the System of Popular and Solidarity Economy for Productive Development.
The agricultural sector is also in the sights of Luis Alvarado, from Pachakutik, who appeals to the professionals of Guayaquil to contribute their experience. For his part, Álvaro Lituma, of the Ecuadorian Union, offers to create schools and technical colleges for the small and large farmer.
While placing Guayas in the world showcase through the exportable agroindustry is the proposal of Juana Vallejo, candidate for Democracy Yes. Poly Ugarte, of the CREO movement, offered to build units for market development, productive development and international cooperation. The attention to the small and large merchant and citizen security are the main offerings of Fernando León, of the SUMA movement.
Cecilia Calderón, from the Juntos Podemos movement, believes that in order to promote social, economic, environmental and political development it is necessary to demand that certain competences be decentralized. In that sense, Jorge Norero, from the Concertación movement, offers to deliver the competition to the 25 cantons of Guayas, for the construction and maintenance of neighborhood roads. While Miguel Palacios Frugone, from the META movement, with his motto “Por amor al Guayas”, offers to initiate a social and political transformation “to recover the dignity and values of the Guayaca lineage,” he said on social networks.
The productive sectors, the priority in Pichincha The candidate of the Democratic Center movement, Sara Paredes, offers to promote dialogue between the agricultural and business sectors of the province. Bladimir Bernys, of Patriotic Society, assures that the province registers deficits regarding the export of products and considers that it must be corrected.
The generation of employment through different fronts is the offer of Paola Pabón, of the Social Commitment Force Movement. For Diego Salgado, of the Social Christian Party, the strengthening of stimuli for livestock, flower and tourist production is a priority.
Mario Maldonado, from Adelante Ecuatoriano Adelante, considers it important to generate employment from entrepreneurship. For the Avanza movement, Javier Ortiz said that a work plan focused on productivity has been designed. Safety on the roads, agriculture, companies, and among others, it is also part of Marcelo Hallo’s offer, from the Freedom is People movement.
Mario Simbaña, from Fuerza Ecuador, proposes to build an alternative to decongest traffic circulation between Quito and the Chillos Valley. Citizen security, road plans, development, entrepreneurship, tourism and productivity summarize the plan presented by Juan Zapata, of the Izquierda Democrática-Democracia Sí-Vive alliance.
On the other hand, Pablo Vélez, candidate for Pachakutik, has as main proposal the complete industrialization of agriculture. Patricio Ubidia, of the Ecuadorian Union Movement, seeks to build a train that connects the Rumiñahui canton, the Chillos Valley and the Quito Metro.
The CREO candidate, Federico Pérez, announced that they have 5 management axes: the recovery of agriculture, tourism, road recovery, entrepreneur funds and development. Free energy for rural sectors proposes Vinicio Baquero, candidate for Juntos Podemos, which would require an investment of $ 400 million.
It also raises the technological incorporation friendly with nature, in agriculture. Esteban Moscoso, of the National Concertation, proposes a territorial reform, reforestation and promotion of large green corridors in the province for tourism development.
While the main proposal of Joffre Pinzón, of the Movement for Democratic Citizen Action, is the creation of a cooperative to capture the migrants’ remittances and thereby lend money to the small and medium producers of Pichincha at 0% annual interest.
Solidarity rate, under review
The candidates for prefect in Azuay agree on the need to expand the resources received by the province. However, not everyone agrees on the permanence of the Solidarity Rate as a source of income. 6 of every 10 electors in the country, reside in Guayas, Pichincha, Manabí, Loja and Azuay.
Agriculture, priority in Azuay
To boost agricultural production, social development and the improvement of the main and neighborhood roads are the basis of the offers of the candidates for the Prefecture of Azuay. (I)