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Electricity union asks Senate to approve measure to cancel contract with LUMA

By John McPhaul

The president of the Electrical Industry and Irrigation Workers Union (UTIER), Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo, asked the Senate on Monday to approve the Joint Resolution of the Chamber 315 that orders the cancellation of the LUMA Energy contract.

“We are asking the senators to approve this measure that orders the cancellation of this disastrous contract with this company that has shown on countless occasions that they are not capable of providing the service that the country deserves,” Figueroa Jaramillo explained in a written statement.

He insisted on the approval of the senators since there is strong and sufficient evidence for the contract with the consortium to be canceled.

“The senators have the evidence in their hands. The findings presented by the House Committee on Economic Development, Planning, Telecommunications, Public-Private Partnerships and Energy on conflicts of interest, as Chairman Wayne Stensby is a shareholder in one of LUMA’s parent companies, ATCO. They also have as evidence the breaches of the contract, the problems and deficiencies in the service, sufficient reasons to approve this measure and that the contract be canceled at once, ”he specified.

“It is time to show who the senators serve, whether it is the big interests and the soul friends or the people who are the ones who suffer the consequences of the inexperience and ineptitude of Luma Energy,” he concluded.

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