Lara, October 20, 2022. (Press MinComunas) – This Thursday, leaders of different Communes of the country exchanged experiences in the Socialist Commune El Maizal, in Lara state, on the progress of the Concrete Action Agenda (ACA) and Map of Solutions, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Commander Hugo Chavez’s Golpe de Timon.
In the assembly, with the presence of the Minister for Communes and Social Movements, Jorge Arreaza, the People’s Power organized presented the methodologies applied in the work tables in the areas of health, food, education, and communal economy, among others.
In this sense, Damyleths Carrillo, spokesperson for Communal Economy, argued that they are working in the ACA to strengthen the Commune’s production chains and promote the Family Production Units (UPF).
“Here, we produce a lot. We only need advice and tools to achieve the distribution of food items. We also require the activation of the Commune Bank to acquire financing and reinvest the resources within our territory,” he said.
Likewise, Bernys Vargas, community leader of El Maizal, adds that to advance in the communal economic circuit, besides the financing for the purchase of seeds and inputs, they need policies that guarantee the fuel for the transportation and distribution of corn, leguminous plants, and coffee.
Similarly, Esly Matos, spokesperson of the education table, suggested designing a communal and Bolivarian educational model that adapts to the demands of the territory. “We must train citizens in socialism, who recognize the importance of the Commune for the construction of the new liberating economic model.”
Regarding the food area, spokeswoman Yennys Garcés pointed out that despite the war and the blockade, the Comuna El Maizal has shown that they have potential and have put their production at the service of the community.
For his part, Minister Arreaza stressed that it is necessary to maintain unity in the political, organizational, and programmatic areas to govern with the people. “We must work in self-management, in the communal self-government (…), and when we cannot manage by ourselves as Commune and Communal Council, then we turn to the institutions. Mayors, Governors, companies, and Ministries, to advance in the realization of the projects,” he said.
He stressed the importance of working on the economy for life, democratizing capital and production factors to replicate health and the greatest amount of happiness possible. “We must guarantee the consolidation of socio-productive enterprises, communal economic circuits, and social protection to guarantee well-being from what we have, the Commune.”
He urged to territorialize the Missions and the social policies of the State in the Communal Council in the Commune. He also called for guaranteeing the communal management of public services by self-management or co-management.