“The problems relating to internal areas of Calabria require energetic action at various levels in order to urge, with due determination, the profitable use of available resources both with regards to the national strategy and the regional strategy. We must intervene with the necessary timeliness to address the dramatic and worrying economic, social and cultural situation experienced in these realities, which translates into an effective weakening of essential services such as mobility, health, education”. This is what we read in a note released by the regional councilor of the Democratic Party, Raffaele Mammoliti.
“In recent years, many reflections have taken place on this topic, despite this there is a real risk that the process of progress in the profitable use of resources could suffer a dangerous slowdown, in light of the rules contained in the Southern Decree which, rather than accelerating spending, it centralizes through the establishment of a control room at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, all in clear contradiction with the much-vaunted differentiated autonomy.
Precisely to assume, define and implement operational paths, an entire day of work and reflection on the topic was organized on Friday 24 November. In the morning at 11, in the council room of the Municipality of Mongiana, a meeting will be held coordinated by the Mayor Francesco Angilletta, in which local administrators and party leaders will participate, with the contribution of Pasquale Mancuso, head of internal areas of the PD regional secretariat, who will illustrate the state of implementation of SNAI interventions (National Strategy for Internal Areas). In the afternoon at 4.30 pm, in the council room of the Municipality of Arena, after the greetings of the Pd circle with Giovanna Bonifacio and the report by Pasquale Mancuso, Antonio Schinella, Mayor of Arena, Giovanni Di Bartolo, Federation Secretary, Valeria Giancotti will speak , Regional Directorate, Angelo Sposato, CGIL Calabria Secretary, Domenico Bevacqua, Calabria PD Group Leader. The Senator and regional secretary of the party Nicola Irto and the deputy and member of the national dem leadership Marco Sarracino will conclude.
I consider the organization of this initiative fundamental and indispensable to try to stop the depopulation of the territory and, at the same time, indispensable to guarantee the communities living in the internal areas adequate income and services. It is a categorical commitment from which none of the actors involved can and must escape.
In this direction, a contribution will be drawn up for the programmatic conference of the Democratic Party, scheduled for January 2024.
Also through this path, I am convinced, it will be possible to guarantee the affirmation of citizenship rights and legality in the most neglected territory of Calabria, an essential condition for guaranteeing democratic stability, civil growth and productive development”.