A councilor of Kalamara municipality made a macabre finding when he inspected the construction of a street along Navarinou street in the area: the new way was paved with tombstones from graveyards and they had not even removed the inscription with the names of the deceased.
The issue received big publicity across Greece, beyond the region in south Peloponnese.
After the great publicity, the mayor of Kalamata Thanassis Vassilopoulos, said on a social media post that he had already given an order to the Directorate of Technical Services of the Municipality to stop the Redevelopment project on Navarinou Street and to call the contractor and the superintending engineer to give an explanation of the tombstones paving the street.
The mayor rejected any responsibility, putting it on the contractor and the superintending engineer.
According to local media messinianews.gr, however, the mayor has repeatedly ‘inspected” the project and has been also photographed there during the inspections.
PS recycling marble is good but see your mom’s, dad’s or grannie’s name while walking along the beach is kind of creepy, isn’t it?