The popular power minister for national trade, Eneida Laya, received a shipment of 12 million toys at the Porto Cabello warehouse in the state of Karabobo on Thursday.
He informed that the toys will be distributed through the governors in coordination with the community councils and the local supply and production committee (CLAP).
“We are following the instructions of the President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro, to guarantee a Merry Christmas to the children and the homeland. “We receive toys that will be delivered street by street and house by house,” he said.
He explained that the shipment contained educational and musical toys, for babies, and, in addition, for older, playful toys, bicycles and skateboards, according to a MinComercio press release.
The head of the National Trade Portfolio assured that this social protection mechanism, a premise of the Bolivian government, did not stop despite the imperial blockade and the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Many were betting that it would not happen because of the pandemic, on the contrary, the truth is that the toys are here and they are already distributed in 12 countries, including Anzoategi, Amazon, Delta Amakuro, Tachira, Bolivar, Zulia, Trujillo, Guarico, Coydes and “Monagas,” he said.
The minister announced that the toys will be distributed throughout the country from December 16.
“We are missing 13 countries to complete 100% of the regions,” the minister said, acknowledging the efforts of other state entities that jointly enabled the cargo to be accepted.
“We are organized and that is what enabled us to fight the war and the blockade. “The president will continue to strengthen the protection mechanisms, the only thing we need is to remove this criminal blockade, the Venezuelans are growing in difficulty,” he explained.
Minister Laia made a tour of the Warehouse to facilitate the process of receiving the containers, checking the security seals, recognizing the goods and, later, distributing them in the custody of the state security agencies in the civil-military-police union.