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Governor says CFE insensitive, unable to understand reality of current economic situation

Chetumal, Q.R. — “It is difficult for them to understand that we have a 1.3 percent hotel occupancy rate, that there is no economic activity,” explained governor Carols Joaquin who says CFE is insensitive to the current economic situation.

The comments came after weeks of public complaints from residents who have had their electricity cut for non-payment. Governor Carlos Joaquín González says officials of the Federal Electricity Commission are not sensitive to the difficult situation that Quintana Roo is going through due to the health emergency.

He noted that the attitude of the federal government and CFE toward the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic contrasts with companies such as Aguakan, which from the beginning, announced the reconnection of those who had suspended water services.

“The power cuts do not correspond to the agreements we have made with the CFE,” stressed the governor in a broadcast.

“We have asked for dialogue. I spoke personally with the CEO Manuel Bartlett Díaz, with the superintendent, with various executives, but they find it difficult to understand the reality we live in,” he added.

“CFE officials have said that they cannot contribute to the culture of non-payment, I understand that, but they should require payments late, after the economy has reactivated,” he emphasized.

“It is difficult for them to understand that we have a 1.3 percent hotel occupancy rate. That there is no economic activity. I have explained it to them and yet, there have been cuts,” he lamented.