Esteban Lazo Hernández headed the parliamentary visit to Las Tunas

The member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and president of the Cuban Parliament, Esteban Lazo Hernández, called on the province of Las Tunas to strengthen the local bodies of the People's Power and give greater autonomy to the municipalities.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- In the summary meeting of the parliamentary visit, held from September 15 to the 17th, the also president of the Council of State said that science and innovation must be applied in the territories to solve the main problems affecting citizens.

He pointed out that it is necessary to make the Concept of Revolution, enunciated by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, a reality from the daily activities of the leaders, with the support of popular control; so that each action has the quality and results that these times demand.

Esteban Lazo Hernández headed the parliamentary visit to Las Tunas

Members of different work commissions of the National Assembly of the People's Power visited 11 neighborhoods undergoing transformation and 191 production and service centers and held meetings with young people. They spoke with more than 5,600 inhabitants from Las Tunas.

In these meetings -marked by a positive atmosphere-, various topics were exchanged and the importance of knowing the problems and generalizing good practices to seek solutions to difficulties that affect groups or communities stood out.

The visitors said that the country requires hard and good work. For this reason, they praised the commitment shown by many young people who are at the forefront and make efforts to boost both, the local economy and social development.

Parliamentary visit concludes on Saturday

Among the main difficulties are inter-municipal transportation, payment to solid waste collectors, the existence of a high number of dirt floors, and the infrastructure of the Dr. Ernesto Guevara General Teaching Hospital and the polyclinics “Luis Aldana Palomino,” in Amancio, “Manuel Piti Fajardo,” in this city.

They also pointed out that half of the local companies have losses, that the budget allocated to vulnerable communities is only executed at 30 percent, and there is a huge non-payment to sugar cane producers from the Antonio Guiteras Sugar Company, Puerto Padre.

Parliamentary visit concludes on Saturday

The 63 measures adopted to stimulate agricultural production are not known enough, and there is slowness in the practical execution of provisions that favor food production and deterioration of the efficiency indicators in livestock.

In his conclusions, Lazo Hernández said that he had found humble people that act with transparency and contributes in support of the revolutionary process. Manuel Pérez Gallego, a member of the PCC Central Committee and its first secretary in the province, Governor Jaime Chiang Vega, and other local leaders accompanied the visitors.