“Not one more death” is the phrase repeated by dozens of residents of the right bank of the Cerro Colorado district in front of the headquarters of the Regional Government of Arequipa, in Paucarpata. It is their voice of protest against the 32 deaths reported from accidents on the Arequipa – La Joya highway due to the lack of signage and works in the area.
The president of the defense front of the Arequipa – La Joya highway, David Paredes, required the installation of speed bumps on the unfinished regional road, at least in three points of 15 kilometers where three educational institutions are located.
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The leader along with other representatives of the area requested a meeting with the governor of Arequipa, Rohel Sánchez. Their annoyance is due to the fact that, after the last accident where a 10-year-old girl died, only a percentage of the track has been painted.
At the close of this report, the neighborhood leaders continued waiting outside the regional government an appointment with the governor. They also have on their agenda to request improvements for the associations in the area.
“If the Regional Government cannot do it, it should grant powers to the District Municipality of Cerro Colorado. “We don’t want words, but documents.” asked Agustín Castillo, president of the Las Lomas association.