May 07, 2018.- Between April 26 and 28 of this year, the I General Assembly of the Machiguenga Council of the Urubamba River (COMARU) was held at the Multiple Services premises of the Timpía Native Community, located in the Lower Urubamba area, Megantoni district in the Cusco region.
On the first day of the event, COMARU made a report on the current situation of each of its bases, that is, the native communities that comprise it. Agilio Semperi Borja, Head of COMARU, and his technical team presented an economic report as well as activities carried out during the 2017 period and their Annual Operating Plan (POA) corresponding to the year 2018.
On the other hand, delegates from 20 native communities located in Upper and Lower Urubamba, in addition to Marankiato, which is located in the Kugapakori Nahua, Nanti and others Territorial Reserve, expressed their current situation. They indicated the need to have a greater presence of COMARU in their communities, so that it contributes to the solution of each of their problems. At the end of the day, an act was signed where agreements and commitments were established between COMARU and its bases.
During the second day, presentations were made of activities carried out by different institutions in the field of native communities, such as the oil companies CNPC, the Community Environmental Monitoring Program -PMAC-, the Municipality of Megantoni, the National Conservation Program de Bosques, AGRORURAL, Rainforest Flow and the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA). In this space we announced that currently the Property Titles of 10 native communities are in the process of registration in the SUNARP of Quillabamba.
The third day was dedicated to celebrating the 29th anniversary of COMARU through sporting events and a camaraderie lunch offered by the native Timpía community. It should be noted that COMARU was created on April 28, 1989, during the First Congress of Native Communities held in the aforementioned community. Its creation was established through the signing of the Constitution Act; Delegates from native communities located in Upper and Lower Urubamba were present and at that time they also had the support and technical support of CEDIA.
From CEDIA we are committed to continue supporting the organizational strengthening of COMARU, when required, as well as to continue promoting the physical and legal sanitation of its base communities.