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Residents in south request creation of 12th municipality

Costa Maya, Q.R. — More than 34,000 people have signed to support the creation of a 12th municipality in the state of Quintana Roo. Earlier this week, residents in the extreme south provided a signed document of 34,591 signatures supporting the creation of another municipality.

If approved, the 12th and new municipality would be called Javier Rojo Gómez, announced the delegate of José Narciso Rovirosa, Enriqueta Cruz Naranjo.

The representative of the Pro-Municipality Committee explained that they have already presented their request to legislative deputies.

“Almost three years ago we formed the Pro-Municipality Committee with representatives of the Carlos Rovirosa, Pucté, Sacxan, Rojo Gómez and Mahahual communities with the help of councilor Emmanuel Torres Yah,” the delegate said.

She explained that for years, they have been ignored and have suffered in the southern region due to a lack of projects despite the fact that the area is the largest sugar cane producer in the state, which results in about 1 billion peso being paid to governments each year in taxes.

She added that they have the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) that serves more than 23,550 beneficiaries, so they request that the deputies and the state government grant them the right to be a municipality, since they have the infrastructure and the economy to be self-sustained in Othón P. Blanco. The creation of the new municipality, she said, would allow them to have direct access to resources and to attend to the deficiencies and demands of its residents.

“We want the creation of our municipality because that would see resources reach us directly. What we currently receive is nothing in relation to what we contribute. We are completely abandoned. The streets are in terrible conditions. We need public lighting, drinking water but the municipality gives us very little and only what it wants when it wants,” she stressed.

“That is why we will insist on being able to carry out this project that we started about two years ago from La Unión, but one the pandemic prevented us from continuing,” she said.