July 26th in Cuba: Machado Calls to Fight Indolence and Waste

Cuban First Vice President recalled the fighting traditions in the Cuban easternmost province of Guantanamo, the scene of numerous battles to achieve and preserve the independence and justice for all Cubans, the birthplace of many protagonists of these exploits. “We will not allow that our real constraints are used as

Cuban First Vice President recalled the fighting traditions in the Cuban easternmost province of Guantanamo, the scene of numerous battles to achieve and preserve the independence and justice for all Cubans, the birthplace of many protagonists of these exploits.

“We will not allow that our real constraints are used as a pretext by those who continue to operate by inertia, without initiative or fight spirit against the difficulties, those who constantly put forward what we lack as justification, rather than maximizing the available resources” said Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, second secretary of the PCC Central Committee and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, while taking the floor in the national commemoration of the July 26, 1953 events.

Machado said that we must declare war to indolence and negligence or bureaucratic attitudes, and noted: “We have a duty, mostly PCC and UJC members, to further strengthen the bond with the workers and the population in general, to find the best methods that allow us to hear everyday and, above all, take account of their reviews, opinions and suggestions to meet what has been agreed; we should practice what we preach, and address the errors in the best way suited to each circumstances.” He insisted, also, in the need to convincingly explain the reasons for each measure taken.

Cuban First Vice President recalled the fighting traditions in the Cuban easternmost province of Guantanamo, the scene of numerous battles to achieve and preserve the independence and justice for all Cubans, the birthplace of many protagonists of these exploits.

He also made allusion to the strong support of that population to the combatants of the rebel army, which was critical to the success of the actions that led to the revolutionary triumph.

He also called for work under the principles of rationality, realism and efficient use of resources while implementing the guidelines of the economic and social policy of the Party and the Revolution.

Machado Ventura commented on the progress of that Cuban province in the production of coffee, cocoa, timber and fruit trees, though it cannot be forgotten, he said, that this is still far from what is needed. Regarding the failure to meet the plan for sugar production in the last harvest he said: “We must take measures to ensure a different situation from the start of the harvest to come.”

The leader also mentioned major works undertaken at present time in that region, as the new link road to Santiago de Cuba. “Not all problems can be solved as soon as we want, but a solution will be found according to the priorities established”.

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