Lanzarote suffers: The risk of social exclusion continues to increase at an alarming rate due to the inability to pay electricity, water and fuel bills, as well as rising food prices.
Faced with the unstoppable rise in the prices of basic necessities and the increase in the cost of supplies, which affects many vulnerable families and people on the islands, Oswaldo Betancort , the deputy for Lanzarote and La Graciosa of the Canary Islands Nationalist Group (CC-PNC-AHI), has registered a new oral question for the Social Rights, Equality, Diversity and Youth Committee, in order to find out what measures the Canary Islands Government plans to adopt in the face of the increased risk of social exclusion of Canary Island families.
„The citizens want and must know what the Government's measures are in the face of the scourge of inflation in the Canary Islands” - Oswaldo Betancort
Oswaldo Betancort thus insists on a question that he has raised on several occasions in parliament, since "given the scourge of inflation in the Canary Islands, citizens want and should know what measures are being taken to help so many people who cannot afford to pay their electricity, water and fuel bills or, worse still, to do the shopping in a supermarket to feed their families".
The nationalist deputy reiterates that "the rise in prices across the islands is not only having serious consequences on the domestic economies of the Canaries, but is affecting the entire network of associations that strives to promote social policies, especially NGOs, which play a crucial role in alleviating the effects of the crisis in the face of the shortcomings or lack of action on the part of public administrations".
Text: Chris Ernst | Photo: Editorial Network Montefuego Media Services / Oswaldo Betancort