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6          The Portugal News · 24 Oct 2020                        News

      Call to revert CTT back to public sector

                                                                               The Constância Municipal Assembly, in the district of
                                                                               Santarém, unanimously approved a motion calling
                                                                               for the reversal of CTT into the public sector, and the
                                                                               mayors noted the “terrible services provided” by the

                                                                               private company.

                                                                                    The quality of the   of Abrantes, with “hundreds   being done”, underlines the
                                                                                    services has been   of letters mainly destined for   approved motion, which also
                                                                                    getting worse in the   the parishes of Montalvo and   calls on the government to
                                                                               “ eyes of the public and   Constância”.          “revert this company to the
                                                                                what we want is for CTT to   In the same document, it   public sphere where it can
                                                                                take the necessary measures   is stated that “over the last   greatly help the progress” of
                                                                                to resolve the current   few years, many complaints   the regions.
                                                                                situation and to provide a   have been made to and about   In this sense, he concludes,
                                                                                quality service to the people,”   CTT due to the delay in   “because we feel harmed
                                                                                the mayor of Constância,   correspondence and, in sev-  and deceived by the service
                                                                                Sérgio Oliveira (PS), told   eral cases, for the loss of that   provided by CTT, reinforced
                                                                                Lusa, noting that the mail   same correspondence”, and   by the fact that some of the
                                                                                “arrives with days and days   the mayor of the municipality  misplaced mail is sent by the
                                                                                of delay and, in some cases,   has reported that the prob-  municipality”, the Constância
                                                                                is not even delivered to the   lem has “worsened in recent   Municipal Assembly decided
                                                                                recipients.             months” in that municipality.  “to ask CTT administration
                                                                                In the motion presented   “It is inconceivable that a   for justifications on such as
                                                                                by CDU, and unanimously   company which is entrusted   unusual and irresponsible
                                                                                approved with the votes of   with a public service of the   attitude”, as well as “to ask
                                                                                CDU, PS and the Independ-  utmost importance for the   the Ministry of Transport
                                                                                ent Movement for Constance  harmonious, economic and   and Communications for
                                                                                (MIC), a situation is even   social development of the   measures to put an end to
                                                                                described in which “aban-  country, which is the delivery   such a deficient service”, to-
      “It is inconceivable that a company which is entrusted with a public service of the utmost   doned mail was found”, in   of mail, could be weeks with-  gether with the “reversion to
      importance…could be weeks without the service being carried out”, said the Constância   Abrançalha de Baixo, in the   out the service being carried   the public sphere of the CTT
      Municipal Assembly                                                        neighbouring municipality   out or even subject to it never   company”.
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