The director of Fenalco Tolima, Alba Lucía García, referred to the invasion of public space in the ‘Musical Capital’ as one of the “most latent problems” that has been presented for several years parallel to the passage of different government actors.
Thus, with the aim of consolidating timely actions that guarantee a benefit mainly for formal commerce, Fenalco and the Mayor’s Office of Ibagué led a new working group that included the participation of some businessmen from the center of the city.
“It is no secret to anyone that today the 3rd race is a space that generates insecurity, has health problems and smuggling. Not only is the path of pedestrians obstructed, but there is also talk of the consumption of psychoactive substances, ”García said.
“We were with the mayor of Ibagué and part of his cabinet expressing these concerns. We hope that this invasion will begin to diminish since commerce today more than ever, throughout this reactivation process, needs the support of the Municipal Administration” , he concluded.
Recently, the Government Secretariat of Ibagué and the Metropolitan Police carried out an operation that made it possible to free this important road artery. However, the next day the invasion and crowds scene was the same again.
On March 16, Councilor Eduard Toro referred to the Andrés López de Galarza park as the “Bronx” of the ‘Musical Capital’, and in this sense, he questioned the apparent lack of institutional actions that allow to recover that space located in the heart of the city and a few blocks from the Police command.