The citizens of Eordea are in the midst of a huge change. The blows are many, with the consequences of Depoliticization being at the top of a long list of problems. Problems that on the one hand change their lives for the worse, on the other hand make them question whether governments are interested in whether their place will exist tomorrow.
Economic crisis, closing services, transfer of organisms to other urban centers, administrative, staffing and logistical degradation of the Hospital, and mainly increase of unemployment due to the absence of any plan in the previous years for the metallignant period, are just some of the "bad mantas" accepted by the inhabitants of Eordea. Being most members of refugee families, have learned to deal with blows bravely, and try to adapt to the new reality designed for them.
Part of the new reality that tries to replace the old, was the arrival of the first batches of students in Ptolemaida, and the unprecedented intensity with which the local community has embraced them for at least a decade. All students, both the University and the School of Firefighting, they have to say it, for how hospitable the people in Ptolemaida treated them, making each and every one of them feel at home. The institutional interest of the Local Government to make the school unprecedented, with the Region putting the money and the Municipality conceding the building infrastructure.
The news that it is created in secret, branch of the Ptolemaida School of Firefighters in Tsotili, without any formal or informal notice or warning, sowed concern among all the citizens of Eordea. A feeling of anxiety and injustice, appeared as soon as it was announced by the media that the new series of entrants will go to Tsotili, with a possible cause the Coronavirus (!). So at least it leaked, with the staff of the School declaring ignorance.
It makes a huge impression, why the School did not request additional spaces in Ptolemaida, if this is indeed the reason for the move. It is not that their own spaces were not enough for them, after all, the existing spaces are not theirs either, after they have been provided by the Municipality of Eordea, and you will gladly have others. A huge question mark, which can not explain, because all this was done in secret in order to surprise the Municipality of Eordea, at the time when the Mayor of Voio was not only aware of the insufficient space in the School of Ptolemaida, but he was also the first to officially announce the transfer, πανηγυρίζοντας μάλιστα γι” αυτήν.
The Management of the Government cannot be explained, which with its underground operation, comes to stand against a society that has gone through and is going through a lot, towards a society whose egoism has hurt as much as anyone else, towards a society for which even more difficult years are coming.
Nikos Hardalias (then as G.G.. Civil Protection), had visited on Thursday 20 February Ptolemaida, at the graduation of the Probationary Firefighters of the 83rd Educational Series, and among other things had stated: «Η Σχολή Πυροσβεστικής παραμένει στην Πτολεμαΐδα και αναβαθμίζεται». Today, την ώρα που στη Σιάτιστα μιλούν για μια κατάκτηση που από τις πανηγυρικές ανακοινώσεις δεν φαίνεται να είναι προσωρινή λύση αλλά «ίδρυση παραρτήματος», there is an urgent need to immediately inform the local community through competent official government lips, for what will really happen. About whether it is a transfer of a few months, or whether it is a covert amputation. Citizens and the Municipality of Eordea consider that if an imminent government statement will include anything other than temporary transfer due to decongestion, I say "covid-19", will be the drop that will overflow the glass, and will mean "war".