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Councils that truly belong to residents

In a press conference in Balluta, St Julian’s, Alternattiva
Demokratika - The Green Party said that the election of its candidates
will ensure that local councils will truly belong to residents.

Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson and Sliema local candidate, said:
"On the 10th of March, I invite all residents of goodwill to vote for
councils that truly serve and represent them. I invite residents to
vote for councils that are not overridden by lobbies, such as big
developers who are destroying our towns and villages. I invite
residents to vote for councils that are not dominated by partisan
bickering and personal feuds. I invite residents to vote for forward
looking councils that give priority to residents' quality of life. The
election of Green councillors will ensure that local councils truly
belong to residents".

As  AD chairperson, and Sliema candidate, I would like to thank the
other AD candidates, who have also chosen to get down to the job:
Ralph Cassar (Attard); Yvonne Arqueros Ebejer (St Julian’s); Simon
Galea (St Paul’s Bay); Solange Sant Fournier (Swieqi); Leonard
Schembri (Gzira); Michael Bajada (Munxar); Henrik Piski (Qormi);
Robert Callus (Mosta); and Andre' Vella (Balzan).

Ralph Cassar, AD Secretary General said: “Local councils should have
full cooperation by Ministries and Authorities to implement their
decisions and to enforce basic civic duties such as bye-laws and laws
against littering, nuisance and respect for residents by commercial
establishments. Local councils are finding it very difficult to
enforce laws, since they depend completely either on local wardens who
only enforce traffic rules for a couple of hours a day or else on the
police – who are either understaffed or are not interested in
enforcing laws related to nuisance, littering and other infringements
which they consider unimportant.  The election of green councillors
next Saturday will ensure that Ministries and Authorities are publicly
called to respect local council decisions.”

Yvonne Arqueros Ebejer, AD local council candidate for St. Julian’s
said: “After I heard all the debates about the local council elections
I urge all the voters to vote for Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green
Party, because we are not obsessed with bickering with the other
parties, unlike PNPL which seem like at each other’s throat. Politics
is there to make a difference in our lives. We value open spaces,
safer roads and more accessibility. Most of all we value the
resident’s rights. AD does not have any problem to accomplish this,
because as PN and PL have obligations towards those who finance their
parties – we do not – so I encourage people to use their vote and vote
AD.”

"Kunsilli li jappartjenu verament ghar-residenti" - AD

F'konferenza stampa l-Balluta, San Giljan, l-Alternattiva Demokratika
qalet li l-elezzjoni tal-kunsilliera taghha tassigura li l-kunsilli
lokali jkunu jappartjenu verament ghar-residenti.

Michael Briguglio, Chairperson ta' l-AD u kandidat ghall-kunsill
lokali ta' tas-Sliema, qal: "Fl-10 ta' Marzu, nistieden lir-residenti
kollha ta' rieda tajba jivvutaw ghal kunsilli li tassew jaqduhom u
jirraprezentawhom. Nistieden lir-residenti jivvutaw ghal kunsilli li
m'humiex mirkuba mill-intenzjonijiet ta' zviluppaturi kbar li qeghdin
jeqirdu l-bliet u rhula taghna. Nistieden lir-residenti jivvutaw ghal
kunsilli li m'humiex iddominati minn piki personali u partiggjani.
Nistieden lir-residenti jivvutaw ghal kunsilli li jharsu 'l quddiem u
jaghtu prijorita` lill-kwalita` ta' hajja tar-residenti. L-elezzjoni
ta' kunsilliera tal-Alternattiva Demokratika tassigura li l-kunsilli
lokali jkunu verament tar-residenti."

Bhala Chairperson ta' l-AD u kandidat ghall-kunsill lokali ta'
tas-Sliema, nixtieq nirringrazzja lill-kandidati l-ohra ta' l-AD:
Ralph Cassar (H'Attard); Yvonne Arqueros Ebejer (San Giljan); Simon
Galea (San Pawl il-Bahar); Solange Sant Fournier (is-Swieqi); Leonard
Schembri (il-Gzira); Michael Bajada (il-Munxar); Henrik Piski
(Hal-Qormi); Robert Callus (il-Mosta); u Andre' Vella (Hal-Balzan).

Ralph Cassar, is-Segretarju Generali tal-AD, qal: “Il-kunsilli lokali
ghandhom ikollhom il-kooperazzjoni shieha mill-Ministeri u
l-Awtoritajiet biex jimplimentaw id-decizjonijiet taghhom u jinfurzaw
id-dmirijiet bazici taghhom bhall-ordinamenti u ligijiet kontra min
ihammeg, jaghti fastidju,u r-rispett ghar-residenti minn stabilimenti
kummercjali. Il-kunsilli lokali qeghdin isibuha difficli hafna biex
jinfurzaw il-ligijiet, galadarba dawn qeghdin jiddependu kompletament
jew minn gwardjani lokali li jinfurzaw il-ligijiet ta’ traffiku ghal
ftit sieghat jew inkella mill-puluzija – li jkunu jew nieqsin
mill-istaff jew inkella mhux interessati li jinfurzaw ligijiet
relatati mal-fastidju, kontra min ihammeg u ksur ta’ ligijiet li huma
ma jikkunsidrawx importanti. L-elezzjoni ta’ kunsilliera
tal-Alternattiva Demokratika tizgura li l-Ministeri u l-Awtoritajiet
ikunu publikament imsejha biex jirrispettaw id-decizjonijiet
tal-kunsilli lokali.”

Yvonne Arqueros Ebejer kandidata ghal San Giljan qalet " Wara li smajt
id-dibattiti kollha li saru dwar il-kunsilli lokali aktar u aktar
inheggeg in-nies biex jivvutaw lil Alternattiva Demokratika, ghax ahna
mhux mohhna li nillitigaw ma' xulxin kif jaghmlu l-PNPL qishom
l-politika tal-kelb u qattus.  Ghalina l-politika qieghda biex taghmel
differenza fil-hajja tal-individwu.  Ahna ghal qalbna ghandna
l-ispazji miftuha, toroq b'anqas perikli u aktar accessibilita' ghal
kulhadd.  Fuq kolloz ghandna ghal qalbna d-drittijiet tar-residenti.
Ahna tal-AD ma ghandna l-ebda problema biex naghmlu dan ghax waqt li
il-PN u PL ghandhom obbligazzjonijiet lejn min jiffinanzjhom - ahna
m'ghandiex - allura nheggeg lin-nies biex juzaw il-vot u jivvutaw AD.”