“The quality of the services has been getting worse in the eyes of the public and what we want is for CTT to take the necessary measures to resolve the current situation and to provide a quality service to the people,” the mayor of Constância, Sérgio Oliveira (PS), told Lusa, noting that the mail “arrives with days and days of delay and, in some cases, is not even delivered to the recipients.

In the motion presented by CDU, and unanimously approved with the votes of CDU, PS and the Independent Movement for Constance (MIC), a situation is even described in which “abandoned mail was found”, in Abrançalha de Baixo, in the neighbouring municipality of Abrantes, with “hundreds of letters mainly destined for the parishes of Montalvo and Constância”.

In the same document, it is stated that “over the last few years, many complaints have been made to and about CTT due to the delay in correspondence and, in several cases, for the loss of that same correspondence”, and the mayor of the municipality has reported that the problem has “worsened in recent months” in that municipality.

“It is inconceivable that a company which is entrusted with a public service of the utmost importance for the harmonious, economic and social development of the country, which is the delivery of mail, could be weeks without the service being carried out or even subject to it never being done”, underlines the approved motion, which also calls on the government to “revert this company to the public sphere where it can greatly help the progress” of the regions.

In this sense, he concludes, “because we feel harmed and deceived by the service provided by CTT, reinforced by the fact that some of the misplaced mail is sent by the municipality”, the Constância Municipal Assembly decided “to ask CTT administration for justifications on such as unusual and irresponsible attitude”, as well as “to ask the Ministry of Transport and Communications for measures to put an end to such a deficient service”, together with the “reversion to the public sphere of the CTT company”.