Guanacaste is represented by a Special Legislative Commission, which was recently created and is constituted by four deputies from three different political parties, who said they will work as a block, so looking for concrete solutions to the province.
The Commission is constituted by Johnny Leiva, deputy for Christian Social Unit (Unidad Social Cristiana, PUSC), who also was elected as its president; Victor Morales Zapata from the official Citizen Action Party (Partido Acción Ciudadana, PAC), Ronald Vargas from Broad Front Party (Frente Amplio), Marta Arauz, who will serve as Secretary and Juan Marín. The latter two are members of the National Liberation Party (Partido Liberación Nacional, PLN).
The congress members recognized the importance of this integration and indicated that it is the first time that efforts are made aiming at projects that benefit Guanacaste directly and at making advances in a common agenda to positively impact the communities.
“For the first time in the history of Guanacaste, there are the four deputies of the province,” said Leiva.
“We are looking for solutions to underlying problems and stopping kicking the ball forward. I think this will be a critical group with very interesting proposals meant to solve the great problems of the province of Guanacaste through prompt responses,” said Leiva.
Leiva said that the commission will seek to promote projects to revive the economy, promote employment and the joint work of institutions, such as the municipalities of the eleven counties of Guanacaste.
Water Was the Main Topic during First Session
During the first working session, the Special Legislative Commission for Guanacaste addressed two key issues for Guanacaste’s population: the problem with the water and the situation the province is facing with the drought.
The commission convened representatives from various sectors of Guanacaste, including Jose Luis Angulo, from the Chamber of Sugarcane Producers and Roger Madriz, from the National Rice Corporation (CONARROZ, for its acronym in Spanish), for them to expose the situation of the productive sector due to the drought.
The Special Legislative Commission for Guanacaste will continue meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am.