The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, celebrated this Friday the seventh anniversary of the Local Supply and Production Committees (CLAP), a social program that currently serves 7,500,000 families through the distribution of food.
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During an act, the president highlighted that 95 percent of the CLAP’s food is nationally produced and affirmed that “it is work, it is a miracle and it is an effort. It is the most complete and miraculous program.”
In addition, he recalled that the Government of the United States (USA) sanctioned this social program, “persecuted businessmen who in other countries produced CLAP and sold to us, imprisoned various businessmen in various countries, and tried to cut off CLAP to cause a national commotion”.
“We were covering step by step with national production in 2020, 2021 and, already in 2022, we reached the miracle of producing 95 percent of the CLAPs that reach Venezuelan homes in Venezuela,” he emphasized.
The head of state assured that production in the CLAPs “is the key to the future of Venezuela.”
Likewise, he affirmed that more than 45,000 CLAPs are consolidated in organizational, social leadership and direct work with the communities, of which 73 percent of the leadership is exercised by women.
“Now is that there is life, future, hope and progress for the CLAPs. Now is the time for the good and the best for the CLAPs,” she said.
Previously, President Maduro expressed that the CLAPs will become an example of the resistance and the counteroffensive “that we gave to defeat the economic war.”