Residents of the P.H. Crystal building, in Bella Vista, met Thursday with Ombudsman Alfredo Castillero Hoyos to request that a file be opened on the construction of a penthouse, without proper permission on the building's 15th floor.
Anabel Franco, a resident of the building, called the meeting "positive."
Franco said that the Ombudsman's Office will open an official complaint against the violations of urban norms and human rights during the construction of that structure, which is subject to a demolition order by the Mayor of Panama.
According to the Directorate of Works and Construction, that order has not been enforced due to legal remedies that have suspended the demolition.
During the meeting, Castillero Hoyos committed to assigning technical staff to evaluate the issue.
Meanwhile, representatives of the company Josephco, S.A., owner of the penthouse, said that due process has been violated in this case.
El DP, Alfredo Castillero, recibe a la señora Kathleen McGrath quien presentó una queja por los sucesos que se han dado en el PH Crystal. pic.twitter.com/XIHxnqsZjZ