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Gerardo Augusto Osorio Duque, Mayor of Manzanares.
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The mayor of Manzanares, Gerardo Augusto Osorio Duque, responded in writing to a questionnaire sent to him regarding his management during this 2022, but he also took the time to talk about the actions he took after the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that the virus affected the income of many families from Manzana, for which the Territorial Unit, in order to mitigate the problems that may arise, took strategic actions such as the promotion of Manzanareno entrepreneurship, support for agro-industrial projects, maintenance included in the development plan. of rural roads to reduce gaps in area and improve urban and rural housing.
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What happened to the Buenavista sector, where a landslide occurred that forced the closure of the main road for 10 days this year, and what contingencies were designed to mitigate the problem?
In the Buenavista area, landslides have been positively reduced over time, thanks to coordinated work between the Caldas Infrastructure Secretariat and the Municipality of Manzanares, which provided yellow machinery to remove material and open the way There, the canalization of water and the intervention of the said point are carried out several times when it is affected by the rains.
How many meters did he build in the Footprint Plate scheme and which rural communities benefited?
In the municipality, at least 3,050 meters of footprint plates have been built in these three years in the rural area, this population has benefited from their mobility and moved to the urban area of the region.
Do you have the support of Marulanda to improve the road of that municipality?
Yes, we highly highlight the clear work done between the municipalities of Marulanda and Manzanares for the improvement and maintenance of important points on the road that connects these two municipalities.
How is the municipality in terms of coverage and educational quality?
It seeks to strengthen educational coverage and quality through explicit work with the departmental education secretary, highlighting that in programs such as school transportation, 90% of service is guaranteed to go to students who need it , school kit municipality for 100% of school students, and school meal program which is accessed by 72% of students. We highlight that in order to enhance the educational offer in the municipality we have tied up with higher education institutions such as CINOC, ESAP, SENA and the National Open and Distance University (UNAD) of Pennsylvania.
How do you balance what was implemented in the field of entertainment and sports?
The municipality is expanding the offer of sports and entertainment, highlighting that sports disciplines such as football, basketball, skating, skateboarding, ultimate, cycling are supported, where we promote and improve recreational spaces so that benefit the population; Especially our children and teenagers.
How many families in rural and urban areas have been benefited by housing reform and how many families have been shifted to new housing and at which places?
In the municipality, 11 new houses have been built and 35 are under construction; In addition, around 500 families have benefited from home improvements in this period (from 2020). This is done in both urban and rural areas of the region.
How are the drinking water programs going?
The municipal drinking water and basic sanitation management plan has been complied with by subsidizing public sanitation, aqueduct and sewerage services; In addition to the construction, maintenance and improvement of sewers and aqueducts in urban and rural areas. Similarly, we highlight the implementation of the Solid Waste Comprehensive Management Scheme (PGIRS).
The mayor of Manzanares, Gerardo Augusto Osorio Duque, says there is no presence of armed groups in his municipality. It is evident that the agribusiness of the municipality has traditionally been coffee, cattle, panela and bananas, and in recent years the presence of crops for export and the production of avocados has increased. Land ownership in this area is mainly by small holders, with some large farms owned by natural persons from Manzanares. “We do not own land for avocados from large foreign companies or other departments,” the president concluded.