June 19, 2013
CFK urges provinces to guarantee tax collection
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today inaugurated a cultural centre and a toy museum in El Calafate and urged provinces to apply “leadership and administration models” which guarantee tax collection.
The president was leading a ceremony in El Calafate, Santa Cruz, alongside the town mayor Javier Belloni and other officials.
Fernández de Kirchner paid homage to the work done by her late husband Néstor Kirchner while he was governor of Santa Cruz province, “despite the great differences with the national government.”.
“They never sent us a penny, but while the unemployment rate was in two figures in the country, here in the province it never surpassed 2-3 percent,” she stated.
“When he was the governor aside from the fact that there was no money, Río Gallegos looked like Kosovo,” she said, due to the fact that “the sewer system was unfinished” and the “cars and people kept falling into potholes.”
Later in the speech, the Head of State thanked the director of the film “Néstor Kirchner: The Film,” Paula del Luque, and the film’s production team for having “been able to capture his Patagonian spirit” in the movie.
“It’s a great achievement, they’ve been able to capture, express and retell his story. Not only by the testimonies given, but also through images,” the President said.
The film itself will be presented tomorrow at Luna Park in celebration of the Day of the Militant.
Fernández de Kirchner assured that she “didn’t participate in anything” regarding the filming, even though she did recognize that she “was scared about how they were going to treat the moment of his passing,” but assured that they “did it in a way that was truly artistic.”
The cultural centre opened today is of 2,200 metre-squared, built with a theatre auditorium with a 235-seat capacity with a brand-new sound system and state of the art acoustics.
The centre also has a space for exhibitions and boasts various halls intended to be used for dance, music and arts.