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AD Comments on current political situation and on need for accessible infrastructure in Malta

In a press conference in Hal Balzan, Alternattiva Demokratika - The Green Party said that having accessible infrastructure is a basic right, and that this is a priority for the Greens. AD also spoke about the current political situation.

Commenting on the current political situation, Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said: "As we had already said earlier, AD is not rubbing its hands with anticipation of a general election. Yet, given the circumstances, it is imperative that the situation is solved once and for all through the parliamentary debate next week. Should a general election be called, AD will be contesting, and our main message will be that by voting green one can bring about real change. The two-party system has now become bankrupt and is no guarantee for a stable democracy and for much needed reforms".

"Even though Malta is currently facing an unstable political situation, we cannot ignore important issues which concern peoples' daily experiences. Having accessible infrastructure is an important issue in this regard. For example, most roads and pavements in Malta are in a substandard situation, to the detriment of pedestrians, drivers, persons with disability, children, the elderly, parents with pushchairs, and others. Mismanagement from Transport Malta and various local councils is allowing contractors to get away with shoddy jobs, for example by using poor material for road resurfacing and building of pavements. To-date, Transport Malta has yet to publish a list of contraventions given to overloaded trucks which are damaging roads and pavements".

"Unlike other parties, AD has no obligations to the construction industry, and the election of green councillors will ensure that this issue is given the importance it deserves".

Andre` Vella, AD local council candidate for Hal Balzan, said: "the most common complaint I heard during my local council campaign in Hal Balzan was in fact poor infrastructure. The inadequate pavements and the substandard state of the roads impede mobility, and both problems are accentuated by flooding, which is another big concern. Although funding is always a problem for local councils, especially in small localities, accessibility should not remain just a buzzword. As an elected Green local councillor, I promise to put the problem of poor infrastructure on the top of the priority list of the local council."

AD tikkummenta fuq is-sitwazzjoni kurrenti tal-politiku u fuq il-bzonn ta’ infrastruttura accessibli f’Malta

F’konferenza stampa f’Hal Balzan, Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party qalet li infrastruttura accessibli huwa dritt baziku, u din hi prijorita’ ghall-partit tal-Hodor. AD tkelmet ukoll fuq is-sitwazzjoni kurrenti al-politika.

Fuq is-sitwazzjoni kurrenti tal-politka Maltija, Michael Briguglio, Chairperson tal-AD, qal: “Kif konna ghedna qabel, AD mhux qed torok idejha bl-antiċipazzjoni ghax tista’ tigi elezzjoni generali. Ghaldaqstant, meta tikkunsidra c-cirkustanzi, huwa imperattiv li din is-sitwazzjoni tigi solvuta darba ghal dejjem permezz tad-dibattitu parlamentari il-gimgha d-diehla. Jekk se ssir elezzjoni generali, AD se tikkontesta, u l-messagg principali se jkun li ggib bidla vera jekk tivvota lill-partit tal-hodor. Is-sistema taz-zewg partiti falliet u ma taghtiex garanzija ta’ stabbilta’ demokratika u ghal dawn ir-formi bzonnjuzi”.

“Anke jekk Malta qeghda bhalissa taffacca sitwazzjoni politika instabbli, ma nistawx ninjoraw kwistjonijiet importanti li jokkoncernaw hajjet in-nies ta’ kuljum. F’dan ir-rikward, infrastruttura accessibbli hija kwistjoni importanti. Per ezempju, hafna mit-toroq u bankini f’Malta huma ta kwalità inferjuri, ghad-detriment tal-persuni mexjin fit-triq, sewwieqa, nies b’dizabilita’, tfal u l-anzjani, genituri bil-pushchairs, u ohrajn. Gestjoni hazina minn Transport Malta u hafna kunsilli lokali ohrajn qedghin ihallu kuntratturi tal-bini jaghmlu xoghol ta’ kwalita’ inferjuri, per ezempju billi juzaw materjal hazin ghall-kisi tat-toroq u bini ta’ bankini. S’issa Transport Malta ghada ma ppubblikatx il-lista ta kontravenzjonijiet kontra t-trakkijiet tat-tagħbija li qeghdin jaghmlu l-hsara lit-toroq u l-bankini.

“Bil-kontra ta partiti ohrajn, AD m’ghanghiex obbligazzjonijiet mal-industrija tal-kostruzzjoni, u l-elezzjoni tal-kunsilliera tal-AD jaghmlu l-ghalmu taghhom li jaghtu importanza lil din il-kwistjoni li haqqha”.

Andre` Vella, kandidat ghal-kunsilli lokali tal-AD fuq Hal Balzan, qal: “l-aktar ilment komuni li smajt matul il-kampanja tieghi ghall-kunsil lokali ta’ Hal Balzan kien filfatt inftrastruttura inferjuri. Il-bankini inadegwati u t-toroq fi stat hazin qedghin jimpedixxu l-mobilita`, u dawn iz-zewg problem jigravaw minhabba l-problema tal-gharar, li hija kwistjoni kbira ohra. Ghalkemm is-sejba ta fondi hija dejjem problema ghall-kunsilli lokali, specjalment f’lokalitajiet zghar, l-accessibilita` m’ghandhiex tibqa` buzzword. Bhala kandidat tal-partit tal-hodor, jekk nigi elett, inwieghed li naghti prijorita` lil din il-problema ta’ infrastruttura inaccessibli fil-kunsil lokali”.