The main leaders of Somos Melilla visited the neighborhood of La Cañada de Hidum this Tuesday in the hands of the association “Entre Todos la Cañada”., has been very active in recent weeks in its complaint against everything that negatively affects that area of the city. The president of the unit was accompanied by members of Somos Melilla throughout the neighborhood. The party’s leader, Amin Azmani, said, “We have gone from top to bottom to find out in detail the situation and needs of the neighborhood that has been turning its back on us for decades.”
poor lighting, lack of access, poor urban equipmentUnprotected sewage network, lack of cleanliness and lack of staff, absence of green and leisure areas and youth unemployment are the main problems that affect this neighborhood in Melilla. Amin Azmani has claimed “After more than 3 hours of travel, we have verified that no one in power wants to change things in La Canada, Do not care. It is politically profitable for him to remain like this for decades. Then we wonder why there is so much gloom, despair and detachment from the city”, commented
Given what Azmani considers an “absence of governance”, impunity has found ground and has also led to frustration. Neighbors clean the streets themselves, say political leaders, and small children play on the street with soccer football fields. “Young people think more about leaving the city than staying here. It is the old people who manage to climb and descend the slopes and deteriorating steps”, he insists.
Finally, Amin Azmani assures that the neighborhood received them “with gratitude and they show us their indignation because they have trusted normal parties and they have always been betrayed. It is necessary to do urban and social surgery so that La Canada not be a perimeter”. So things Somos Melilla commits to develop a comprehensive plan for the whole neighborhood “So that their neighbors do not feel like second-class citizens and that they have the same rights and obligations as other Melilla residents, as well as quality of life and security.”