The government’s strategy against fuel theft has been disastrous: Coparmex

The employer group reported losses in four states for 1,250 million pesos in just three days.

The Employer Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) considered that the strategy against the theft of fuel by the Mexican government has been implemented in a disastrous manner.

“The political decision of the president is adequate, and the implementation of his team is disastrous,” said Gustavo de Hoyos, president of the organization at a press conference.

The employer leader suggested to the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to check if his collaborators are complying with the measure.

De Hoyos said that never a measure, even if in good faith, must be executed without planning or strategy because it puts at risk and inflicts damage to the population and businesses.

“It is not enough to have good intentions and courageous decisions,” he said.

The economic losses in four states that polled the institution amounted to 1,250 million pesos.

These statements appear after the López Obrador government began 2019 with a series of shortages in at least six states of the Mexican Republic. This problem reached Mexico City due to panic purchases and the closing of a pipeline from Tula to Azcapotzalco due to a leak.

The government said the distribution of fuel will be by pipes, 14 times more expensive than pipeline transport. To achieve this, it has 1,600 Pemex pipes and 3,400 more units that have been rented.

Source: Forbes Mexico

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