PP warns of "waste" that occurs in the Provincial Fire Brigade and calls for the resignation of its manager

José Luis Cámara says he will not resign unless “my president leaves me”

José Luis Cámara says he will not resign unless "my president leaves me"

The Popular Party has denounced “waste” and “serious irregularities” in the Provincial Fire Brigade of Malaga, dependent on the County Council, so it will request the convening of the board of directors to request the resignation of its manager, José Luis Cámara. In fact, he has warned that if it is not carried out, it will be the formation that withdraws from this entity.

This was stated Thursday by the vice president of the Provincial Fire Brigade, Fernando Fernández Tapia (PP), who has stated that “we will not allow ourselves to be ignored or that, under the legality screen that supposes that a member of the Popular Party be on the board of directors, irregularities are committed that we can be partners. “

Similarly, the ‘popular’ have announced that they will hold a meeting with the mayors of the municipalities of Malaga governed by the PP that are part of the Consortium to transfer the situation of “waste and budget decontrol”, which, according to them, is find this entity.

On the other hand, the spokesman of the PP in the Delegation of Malaga, Francisco Salado, has indicated that the present debt of the Consortium ascends to 1,4 million Euros, and has remembered that its maintenance depends on the contributions coming from the provincial institution and of the 93 municipalities that comprise it, which, for their part, owe him 6,778,000 euros. In this regard, he pointed out that 95 percent comes from the defaults of the socialist municipalities.

For this reason, the vice president of the Consortium has put “in question” the survival of the entity, due to “its lack of liquidity” since “the income is practically null”. Thus, he said that the list of firefighters in the month of November “is in danger.”

“political commissar”

Also, Salado has referred to the current manager of the Consortium as “political commissar”, since, as he said, “more than a professional in the world of security”, was put “directly” by the president of the Diputación, Salvador Banner , to “pay favors within the struggles of the PSOE in the province.”

In this way, he assured that it is not the “best manager”, since, in his opinion, “the economic and administrative mismanagement” of the 2009 general accounts is due to him.

In this sense, it has shown the “economic waste” because of a serious of expenses belonging to the Chamber, among which has cited a game of 14,200 euros corresponding to “feasts and restaurants by the manager, who lives in the body of king”.

Likewise, he highlighted the expenses in advising the Consortium, for more than 36,300 euros per year; in a table for the president’s office, for 2,644 euros; in ties and wallets, for more than 1,400 euros; in advertising, for 45,000 euros per year; in the magazine of an association, for 8,000 euros a year; in the design of the website, for 17,800 euros, as well as in the ‘parking’ of the staff, which, “without being in collective agreement”, amounts to 1,000 euros per month.

The spokesman of the PP also has referred to a monthly game of 8,400 euros for a fully equipped off-road vehicle, which, according to him, “agency Camera as a special emergency vehicle, although it does not have a special card for your driving.”

In this way, Salado has stated that the current manager of the Provincial Fire Brigade “spends the money with gunpowder as king or paying favors to the companies to which they are awarded, instead of carrying a criterion of austerity.” DESCONTROL

On the other hand, the spokesman ‘popular’ has referred to the situation of the situation of “budget decontrol” and “serious administrative irregularities, which, according to him, have taken place in the management of the Consortium during 2009,” above all, in contracting supplies and works “.

In this sense, he has stated the existence of “fractional contracts that try to avoid the competition”, as is the case of the item destined to the purchase of firefighters’ clothes that, according to Salado, “is divided into small invoices of about 17,000 euros and, almost always, to the same company “.

In addition, Salado has denounced the payment of invoices “directly by the president of the Consortium without following the appropriate legal procedures” and, in this sense, has assured that “we have found payments of 5,000 euros” with the only signature of this figure.

Likewise, he has assured that when this can not be carried out, the Consortium carries out negotiated procedures without publicity, to which it only invites three companies. In this regard, he has questioned the concurrence required by the Contracts Law, given that, according to him, two of them belong to the same partners.

Finally, Salado has ensured that at the time of hiring, one of these companies was in a situation of “provisional insolvency”. In this way, said that “we will see who are these gentlemen and their relationship with the heads of the entity.

Camera response

Camera response

For his part, the manager of the Provincial Fire Brigade, José Luis Cámara, has denied the accusations of the PP and has assured that he will not resign unless “my president leaves me.” In this regard, he said that “I won a public contest where the PP also voted”, so he defends that he is in the position for his “professional qualities”.

Likewise, he assured that from the Consortium “we have nothing to hide” and, with respect to the “popular” ones, he assured that “it is very easy to distort reality”.

With respect to the alleged irregularities in payments, Cámara explained that “all documents are endorsed by the three signatures of the president, the manager and the intervenor-secretary,” as regulated by law.

Also, he assured that at the last general meeting “I said what the needs were” and “we took out the budget” for the costumes. Thus, of the four companies dedicated to this end, “we chose one of the most important, which is also linked to the PP,” he said, adding that members of the Popular Party “have not voted against the approval of accounts “.

On the other hand, explained that the entity is composed of 274 workers, so that the expenses comprise the generality of the Consortium and not personal expenses. Thus, he assured that the figures published by the PP regarding “binge” respond to the diets of all staff.

Also, regarding the provision of the off-road vehicle denounced by the ‘popular’, Camera has stated that, as a manager, it must be “available to any serious problem 24 hours a day, 365 days a year”. In addition, has specified that all workers in the entity “have a car.”

Finally, and regarding the debt of the Consistory, Camera has confirmed the accusations of the ‘popular’. However, he said that the municipalities that have greater debt come from the management carried out by the PP, as is the case of the municipalities of Ronda, Vélez-Málaga and Rincón de la Victoria, the latter during the government of Francisco Salty. In this way, “they are responsible for generating the debt of the Consortium”, he assured.