The Councilor for Celebrations, Pilar Ramírez, announced this morning that the Christmas lights will be turned on in Benalmádena on Tuesday, December 7.
As explained by the mayor, “these parties we have had a certain delay in the installation of the Christmas lighting because this 2021 we have started a new lighting contract in Festejos, a wide and complex contract whose processing has been prolonged due to the intense administrative work of the City Council due to the pandemic and the various extraordinary aid that we have had to implement to respond to the economic and social problems that it has generated, such as the R-Abre Benalmádena program to help the self-employed and SMEs, aid to the hotel plant or municipal employment plans ”.
Ramírez, who pointed out that the lighting installation work has already begun, also advanced some of the activities and events of the planned program for the Christmas holidays.
In this sense, he explained that activities have been planned from all municipal areas for the enjoyment of citizens of all ages. For the little ones, he announced that there will be theaters, musicals, parades and, of course, the January 5 Their Majesties the Magi from the East will come to Benalmádena, with a Static parade in both Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmádena Pueblo, a format for which, according to Ramírez, “we have opted for the increase in the incidence of Covid in recent weeks.”
The PP criticizes “lack of planning”
For its part, the PP has criticized thedelay in the installation and start-up of the Christmas lighting in the city, understanding that it is the result of “mismanagement and lack of planning by the local government team.”
Likewise, they have regretted that Benalmádena “once again has lagged behind”, compared to the rest of the neighboring municipalities, “which already enjoy their events and typical decorations of these dates”.
In the opinion of the PP, the foreseeable thing is that “thestart of the Christmas holidays is scheduled in line with the environment, to take advantage of the investment made by theCity Council and to serve tocontribute to the economic revitalization”.
To the criticism for the delay of the Christmas lighting, the PP has highlighted that “other examples of the mismanagement of the local government is the closure of the Municipal Ice Club, Tivoli, the Central Tourism Office, the Municipal Consumer Office, the Museum Pre-Columbian, the loss of auxiliary accesses to the highway, traffic jams in the single lane, as well as the sinking of the Willow and delays in the expansion works of Anica Torres ”.