Local October 16, 2012 | 4:24 pm

Luxury high-rise condos; yet another Dominican Government scandal

Santo Domingo.- A draft for a resolution was submitted to the Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday, which calls on President Danilo Medina to cancel the contracts for the sale of the apartments built with taxpayers’ money in the upscale sector Los Cacicazgos, "because the assignation violates the Constitution."

The initiative from opposition PRD party deputies Esther Minyetti and Alexis Jimenez also asks Medina to order the sale of the apartments called Residencial El Progreso, on Anacaona with Luperon avenues on the open market, and use the funds to ease the housing shortage in depressed neighborhoods.

According to the lawmakers, the allocation of the apartments violates several articles of the Constitution.

"The beneficiaries of such actions violate the law, because of their economic status, don’t need handouts from the Executive Branch’s welfare programs,” the draft said.

The deputies noted that once the names of the owners of the luxury apartments were verified, among them figure people with “comfortable economic positions.”

The group of high rise luxury condos is among the most questioned project built with taxpayers’ money, during the Administration headed by ex president Leonel Fernandez.

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