FDP member of the bundestag andrew ullmann visited the town hall in knetzgau. Mayor stefan paulus (SPD/CWG) wrote to various members of parliament asking for support for the main information center (MIZ), which is to be built in knetzgau.
At a meeting attended by second mayor bernhard jilke (FDP/FB) and councillor udo vogt (FDP/FB), ullmann was informed about the MIZ, which paulus presented to him in detail. The guest from wurzburg spoke of a sensible project that effectively strengthens the main region from his point of view. The politician explained that it was necessary to work together on the project, especially on joint financing.
Paulus took advantage of the visit to address the deputy with further topics. The poor internet supply in the oberschwappach district pays for this. The D1 network around the castle is very weak or even non-existent in some areas. He said that telekom was already aware of the problem and that dorothee bar, the state minister for digital infrastructure, was also aware of the issue.
For the FDP politician, who sees digitization as an issue for society as a whole, a digital supply is just as much a part of the infrastructure as the connection to a highway.
In the context of land management, paulus also referred to the problem of undeveloped land that is in private hands. According to paulus, a sustainable property tax reform had to take effect here in order to tax undeveloped land more heavily.
Andrew ullmann was a university professor at the julius maximilians university in wurzburg before entering politics. He is a specialist in internal medicine, hamatology, oncology and infectiology. Ullmann is currently a member of the german parliament for wurzburg/city and country and health policy spokesman for the FDP in the health committee of the german parliament. The 55-year-old therefore also addressed the issue of medical care in rural areas. He also spoke of networking the hospital. In order to remain competitive, according to the deputy, the hospitals in the rural area had to be transformed into health centers.