Lubrin mayor takes Endesa to court

THE Mayor of Lubrin (Almeria) has brought criminal proceedings against Endesa for having ordered that the electrical supply to a TV booster station be cut off.

Domingo Ramos reported that 200 residents in the Chive district of the town were without a television signal, violating their “right to information.” He has filed a case at a court in Vera claiming that the action was taken in an aim to damage Lubrin town hall for failing to pay a debt of €50,000 which is pending since March.

Despite this, he said the company had no right to deny resident, most of them elderly, in the rural area, of an essential service which also affected the internet connection.

The mayor admitted that Lubrin Town Hall is suffering a serious economic situation which means that payments to providers and staff have been delayed. He said that for the past three years, Endesa was paid for the electrical supply “when the municipal coffers allowed for the payments”. Payments of between €15,000 and €20,000 were made whenever money was received from the Provincial Government or Junta de Andalucia, but since March, this has not been possible.

He said that Endesa’s former collection agency had been much more understanding than the new one, which he claims were pressuring and threatening him, causing him anxiety problems.

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