[:en]Social rejection against Baja California Water Law grows stronger[:es]Siguen protestas en Mexicali contra Ley de Aguas[:]

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ALFREDO AZCARATE  VARELA

EDITOR

Five thousand signatures have been collected in Mexicali, aiming to reverse the alleged water privatization through the Waters Law Bill, sent to the Congress by Governor Kiko Vega, which unleashed a very polemical discussion and demonstrations as well as a series of justifications by the Mexicali Leader of the National Action Party (PAN in Spanish) who says that PRI, it’s traditional opposing party, is behind all the arguments and questioning against the Water Law Bill, which passed in a fast track violent session in the house of Re0presentatives of Baja California.

The Article 47 of this Law, discusses the opening of several water services to private companies, which had been excluded since the operation of those services was exclusively carried out by the Government, which is what the people have taken as a privatization, but the state autho5rities have been justifying this part of the Law arguing that they are only partial interpretations that have resulted from disinformation, but in the end it was Baja California Government’s job to inform about this subject in a thorough manner so it didn’t provoke confusion.

The stubbornness of the State Government to impose this Reform, the arrival of a Brewing plant for which the Government will construct an aqueduct, political polarization of the issue, protests and demonstrations with people bringing giant mouse traps to the houses of Congress Representatives who voted for the Water Law Bill and other factors, have divided public opinion in Baja California, the State Government didn’t work properly to “set the grounds” for this Law approval, son now everything is uncertainty and confusion[:es]

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
EDITOR

Cinco mil firmas se han recaudado en Mexicali, como protesta contra la presunta privatización del agua, a través de la Ley de Aguas enviada al Congreso del Estado por el Gobernador Kiko Vega, que desató gran polémica y una serie de justificaciones por parte de la dirigencia Municipal de Acción Nacional, que ha acusado de Priistas a quienes cuestionan este proyecto legislativo.

En el Artículo 47 de esta Ley se habla de abrir diversos servicios del agua, de marea parcial o total, a la Iniciativa Privada, lo cual ha sido interpretado por la gente como una privatización, lo cierto es que las autoridades estatales han justificado esta parte de la Ley, afirmando que son interpretaciones  parciales y resultado de la desinformación, pero a fin de cuentas correspondía al Gobierno de Baja California informar y difundir el tema de tal forma que no generara confusión.

La insistencia del Gobierno en efectuar esta Reforma, la llegada de una Cervecera para la cual se construirá un acueducto, la politización del tema, la protesta llevando ratoneras gigantes a las puertas de las casas de Diputados que votaron a favor de esta ley y varios factores más, dividen a la opinión pública de Baja California, mientras el Gobierno no trabajó lo suficiente para posicionar esta Ley entre los bajacalifornianos, por lo que ahora todo es incertidumbre y desinformación.[:]

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