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Group of northern Ejidos interrupt CFE workers to request road right payments

Kantunilkin, Q.R. — A group of Ejidos in the north of Quintana Roo stopped CFE workers to request road right payments. On Thursday, a group of Ejidos from San Ángel interrupted the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in order to find out about payment for using 20 kilometers of their roadway.

According to Víctor Pech Moo, President of the Ejido Commission, that 20 kilometers being used by the CFE is on Ejido land for which they are owned compensation. The group temporarily blocked the highway to prevent the CFE employees from working until they had answers.

Pech Moo explained that the CFE work that includes the installation of poles and fiber optic cabling mainly benefits Holbox hotel and businessmen, but does not provide any economic benefit to the owners of the land.

Pech Moo also said that a meeting between the Ejidos and CFE was requested for October 9, however, the company did not respond to their request, which lead them to a road block Thursday since CFE wants to install additional wiring.

Earlier this week, a group of Ejidos in the south of Quintana Roo also blocked a highway after claiming the government owes them money.

On Sunday, the large group blocked the highway for around four hours claiming that the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) owes them compensation for damage to their land after the expansion of the Chetumal-Escárcega highway.