Osvaldo Gonçalves, Mayor of Alcoutim, in an exclusive interview with diariOnline South Region newspaper, made the possible balance to a year of pandemic, a situation for which no one was prepared, highlighting the edil alcoutenejo that “There was a special concern for people in the municipality, who are mostly older…” reinforcing that "… we rolled up our sleeves and did what we thought was the most prudent…”.
Asked about what had to change due to the pandemic in relation to what was initially planned for the mandate, Osvaldo Gonçalves stressed that "We immediately took a wide range of measures, in particular the transfer of funds to the IPSS," confessing that "the action plan was in fact changed, it influenced the functioning of the services, there were works that delayed and with regard to culture, everything was suspended, including the Smuggling Festival, which under normal conditions would be taking place at this time."
"I would like to be connected to three major works in Alcoutim .."
Recently announced that he is running for another term (third) as Mayor of Alcoutim, Osvaldo Gonçalves revealed that "I would like to be connected to three major works in Alcoutim, such as the announced international bridge over the Guadiana River, which will link Alcoutim to San Lucar do Guadiana," work that will be built under the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) carried out by the Government with money from the European Union, but which has long been part of electoral programs.
Included in Osvaldo Gonçalves' priorities is the construction of "a Continuing Care Unit and the execution of the Local Housing Strategy, oriented towards the 1st Law Program, aiming at improving living conditions for those who live here and for those who may come to live in Alcoutim."