Hardly a day seems to go by without some sort of party political rhetoric relating to the Nerja Caves and the, as yet unfinished, Nerja Museum as the battle for control of both the Nerja Caves Foundation and Nerja Museum continues unabated.
The PP Councillor and member of the Nerja Caves Foundation, Alberto Tomé, has described the 50th anniversary of the Nerja Caves as a year of indebtedness, pointing out that the Foundation has run up debts of €4,446,396.97 as of 31 December 2009.
The debts consist of loans from banks of €3,707,167. 35 and debts to suppliers and the Council (and there is probably the rub) of €739,229.26. One assumes that the bulk of the latter figure relates to the unpaid 10% of revenues formerly paid by the Foundation to the Council.
The manager of the Nerja Caves Foundation, Ángel Ramírez, who has come under increasing pressure during the past few months, responded by saying that the debts are due to the financing of the museum.
Meanwhile, the Council is refusing to withdraw its court appeal relating to perceived administrative ‘irregularities’ in the procedures and loan negotiations for the furnishing of the museum.