By Luis Alberto López
Employees and mayors of several municipalities nationwide blocked the main roads in El Salvador on Tuesday, in protest at the four-month delay in the transfer of resources for local development projects that the government of President Nayib Bukele has not delivered to them.
The Salvadoran president argues that there are not enough resources in the government coffers to make transfers to the municipalities, and that can be used for the political campaign, since the country will have municipal and deputy elections at the beginning of 2021.
While, the municipalities indicate that it is a pressure mechanism that the president uses to get the deputies to approve international loans.
The Legislative Assembly has not transferred a month's salary either.
Resources that exceed $40 million per month for 262 municipalities nationwide, are used in a 75% to finance social projects and a 25% for administrative expenses, which includes payment of salaries to municipal workers.