The Member of Parliament for SYRIZA – PS. Π.Ε. Kozani Mr.. Calliope Vetta, visited on 14 and 15 September the villages of Tranovalto, Microbalt, Fir, Skulls, Platanorema, Kastania and Lava of the Municipality of Serbia where he met with presidents and members of local councils, as well as with locals.
At first, the first day, met in Tranovalto with the president Mr.. Achilles Dovoli, in Mikrovalto with the president Mr.. Maria Vetta and the members Mr.. Christos Papadopoulos and Efthymi Alexopoulos in Elati with the president Mr.. Giannis Tsitsopoulos.
In the discussions, in which many villagers participated, the problems of the Cambodians emerged, with particular emphasis on general isolation, unemployment and lack of prospects.
Special mention was made of road construction problems, the lack of support for farmers and stockbreeders and the lack of medical care due to, on the one hand, the non-hiring of new doctors and on the other hand due to the relocation of the existing ones to other structures of the P.E.. Kozani to deal with the pandemic.
also, The issue of utilization and promotion of the Boucharia-Nochtaria Geological Park was raised, which, with the appropriate movements, could act as a pole of attraction for the region.
End, The main topic of discussion was the problem with the marble quarry in Tranovaltos, as the EIA for its operation is swamped in the competent Ministry, leaving an important pillar of development untapped.
On the second day, Mrs.. Vetta, accompanied by the coordinator of O.M.. Serbion Mr.. Paschalis Pliacha and members of O.M., met in Kranidia with the president Mr.. Georgios Diamantis and the member Mr.. Dimitris Delniotis, in Platanorema with the president Mr.. Stathis Tzanikoula and the members Mr.. Rania Lazariotou and Mr.. George Balta, in Kastania with the president Mr.. Georgios Nizami and the members Mr.. Giannis Zygouri and Dimitris Stamoulis while, in Lava, talked to farmers and ranchers in the area.
The presidents submitted their concerns for the selection of PPC. to lower the toggle switch of Τ.Ο.Ε.Β. Serbs with dramatic results not only for agricultural production but also for livestock. The information that the default interest is almost half of the debt made an impression, as well as that the proposals to increase the number of installments for debt repayment have not been accepted so far, fact that mines, other than that, irrigation of fields and animal husbandry.
also, The problem of unemployment and the migration of young people from the region emerged, while special emphasis was given by Mrs.. Vetta in the closure of the mines of LARCO and METE, a fact that particularly affects the employees and owners of trucks D.X..
End, in a meeting with the president of the Professional Fishermen of Lake Polyphytou Mr.. Nikos Kourtidis, The issue of the decision to ban crayfish fishing was discussed, as well as the consequences caused during the breeding season by the fluctuations of the waters due to the activities of PPC..
Mrs.. Vetta, in all meetings, referred to the lack of any plan for the development of the villages, the stripping of responsibilities of local councils, the degradation of regional clinics, the devaluation of the road network, the complete indifference for the tourist promotion as well as for the utilization of the rich raw materials of the area.
End, stressed that the conditions are ripe for the creation of a Management Body for Lake Polyphytos so that, on the one hand, to be exploited and on the other hand to be protected from activities that undermine health, the safety, the ecosystem and the future of the inhabitants of the area.