Barinas, April 16, 2023 (Mincomunas Press) – This Sunday, the People’s Power Minister for Communes and Social Movements, Jorge Arreaza, delivered machinery to the Company of Indirect Communal Social Property for Mechanization, Roads and Transport, Ezequiel Zamora, this Sunday, to promote national production to achieve food sovereignty.
During the delivery, they held an assembly with the Economic Circuits of Corn, which offered a balance after one year of their creation.
The Minister emphasized how broad is the economy in the Bolivarian Revolution and offers opportunities and work modalities to all the actors. “But what cannot happen is that a production vehicle ends up in the hands of a private group that takes advantage and squeezes the vehicle, not investing, not taking care of it, not caring about the workers, and that the only thing they want is to make profits and profit from a vehicle that belongs to the State.”
Arreaza stated that in the communal world, “profits are re-invested surpluses in the productive processes, for spare parts, machinery, uniforms, industrial safety, to improve technology, to offer improvements to the workers, to the producers and the people in general.”
The Minister of Communes detailed that the machinery for mechanization, roads, and transportation of the new Company of Direct Social Property “Ezequiel Zamora” is for collectivity. “These tractors and trucks are not for a group of people. They are for the Communal Corn Circuit, to be used wherever they need. It is for agricultural roads, to prepare the lands and to transport something for common collective use, something that should be planned with the producers and the Communes,” he pointed out.
Ciro Rodriguez, from the Federal Council of Government, spoke about the Sowing Plan in 2023. “Based on this year’s sowing plan, we will incorporate a new phase that consists that every time the Communal Council sows, it will have guaranteed the conditioning and storage during the time it needs to have its production, to protect the production and that the intermediary does not take advantage and keep the harvest.”
He called to use the Communal Integration System (SINCO) not only to upload the projects but also so that all the spokespersons of the Communal Councils can follow up the process of the Circuit and, at the same time, achieve the systematization of all the experiences.
Meanwhile, Mayor Salvador Guerrero expressed his commitment to supporting farmers and producers. At the same time, he stated that “the Mayor’s Office returned two motor graders to the People’s Power to improve the roads and strengthen the Communal Economic Circuits.”
The mayor of the Simon Planas municipality in Lara state, Angel Prado, also attended the meeting and stated that they firmly participate in the economic circuits. “We have been producing corn for 14 years, and we have had several problems, but this year with the organization and the support of the processing company, things will be better”.
Balance of the Circuit
Johander Pineda, the spokesman of the Comuna El Maizal, offered a balance after one year of the creation of the Corn Economic Circuit and highlighted that the process had been achieved thanks to the work of the spokesmen and spokeswomen of the planning tables of the Circuit, who are committed to work to achieve satisfactory results.
“As the Corn Economic Circuit and as a mechanization company, we have achieved that around 27,000 families benefit, not only with the flour production but also social reinvestment”.
“To date, we have held 106 assemblies, with the Communes and Communal Councils, 14 work tables, and the planning table has 17 spokespersons for each Commune. We also have two Communal Indirect Property Companies and a Direct one: Leander Company and the Ezequiel Zamora of El Maizal. We currently have 17 Communes and 424 corn and tomato producers, and with the Ticoporo market network associated with the Circuit”, added the communal leader.
The corn processing company Leander currently produces between 500 and 600 tons per month. Rafael Garces, a spokesman of the Administration Unit, stated that the plant produces first-class flour.
“We are building the reception and conditioning line with a credit granted by Banco Bicentenario,” said the spokesman.