A total of six councilors from the Andratx City Council, including the PI spokesman, Llorenç Suauor the former mayor of Andratx, Tony Mir, are being investigated as a result of a previous complaint by the PP for “doubts” they had about procedures related to “public procurement.” “As an opposition party, we did a job of auditing procedures about which we had doubts,” explained the mayor of the municipality, Estefanía Gonzalvo (PP), this Tuesday in statements to the Europa Press agency.
Llorenç Suau is now a partner of the PP in the new government team that emerged after the motion of censure presented against the socialist mayor.
The complaint dates from 2021 and the PP filed it after Intervention made a report on the division of public contracts to avoid free competition. The PSOE governed with the PI and Més.
The mayor has detailed that these are several facts related to “public procurement” that they brought to the attention of the Prosecutor’s Office. «We have not denounced people, we have made known some facts and from here we understand that they have been summoned to take a statement; we respect the presumption of innocence », he stressed.
On the other hand, and “at a particular level”, Gonzalvo has indicated that he has spoken with Suau about the “doubts” they had. «He has explained them to Me; we are calm and trust », he has concluded.
Specifically, those now under investigation are the spokesperson for the IP of Andratx, Llorenç Suau, the then councilor for Finance and Contracting, Ruth Mateu (More for Mallorca), the former mayor of the municipality, Tony Mir (PSOE), and three other socialist positions: Margarita Esteva, Abilio García and Toni Bordoy.
The independentist Ruth Mateu was Minister of Culture in the Government of Armengol in the last legislature and was one of the people who was involved in the so-called Contracts case.
In a statement, the PI has claimed to have “all the peace of mind of things well done.” “There was a problem with the beach concession company due to neglect of functions and we had to find solutions”has indicated Suau, who has reiterated that they needed to put the beaches “ready” and “solutions due to the lack of commitment of the winning company”.
“I will go to give all the necessary explanations where necessary from the tranquility of a job well done and the service to the Andritxols”, he concluded.
For his part, the president of the formation, Far Deephas stated that they do not make “politics of courts” and that they manage each city council “from excellence and the will to serve.”