“Sicily turns off the signs”: at least 60% of adhesions last night to the protest promoted by Fipe. Manenti (Confcommercio): “if there are no more companies, who the electricity companies will ask to pay the electricity bill”
“While discussions are being held in Brussels, Rome and Palermo, our production system is jumping. And certainly not for faults, responsibilities or negligence attributable to us “. So the regional president Confcommercio Sicily Gianluca Manenti after having received, last night, the heartfelt cry of alarm launched by the associates who joined the protest of Fipe named “Sicily turns off the signs”scattering the most populous cities of our island with darkness but, above all, highlighting that “Go on like this – says the president – we can no longer go and that, without immediate, certain, structured, concrete and solvable answers, we will be forced to take other forms of even more striking manifestations ”.
According to the estimates of the trade association, at least the 60% of the associates, in Sicily, joined by turning off their own sign, to give a sign of suffering with respect to the phenomenon of expensive bills that is bringing everyone to their knees and that is forcing many businesses to close. “Just last night, after having collected photos of many towns in Sicily thanks to which economic operators made us part of their participation in the protest demonstration – adds Manenti – I was thinking, and that is: to whom will the electricity companies present their bills if all these businesses close? How do these same companies hope to continue if there is no longer anyone to pay? Or do they think the rope won’t break? Everything that is happening is simply absurd and no one deserved it after the two and a half years of pandemic that had broken our bones. Now, we must fight to cope with this situation. I am sure that, however it goes, we will come out stronger than before. At the moment, however, we must think about protecting our companies, safeguarding them, guaranteeing their future. We have proved that we are there. And we will be there even more in the days to come ”.