Guerrero hoteliers sued the Interior Secretariat to liquidate debts estimated at 25 million pesos for the accommodation and food service for officers of the Federal Police during their stay in the port of Acapulco.
Entrepreneurs appealed to the PRD senator for Guerrero, Armando Ríos Piter, for the head of the country’s internal policy, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, to explain why this debt has not covered over the past 19 months.
Jorge Laurel González, president of the Acapulco Hotel and Tourism Companies Association (AHETA), said that the port has been undermined by the continuing violence.
González also said these debts were generated with the involvement of companies on behalf of the Federal Government, which outsourced services lodging and food.
“From July 2014 to February 2016 there is a delay in payment for the services rendered, seven months of the year, this debt amounts to an amount of 25 million pesos in the state of Guerrero. Up to this time the hotels have been able to cover their debts, but during the stay of the Federal Police they had to resort to bank loans and for others who could not pay their debts, it provoked a crisis in the entire chain of production chain and were forced to close,” said González.
The Interior Secretariat is obliged to cover this debt as soon as possible.”
-Armando Ríos Piter. Senator for Guerrero.
“How many times have we not had the Interior Secretary there, and will all the paraphernalia of the present federal cabinet, saying it is supporting Guerrero, saying it will fix the security issue. I think the basics, the essentials would be to pay the people who are deserving this service,” said Ríos.
The legislator lamented this situation, which has affected the fragile economy of companies in Acapulco.