Speaking at a Press Conference in Munxar Gozo, Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson Dr Harry Vassallo said that. ”From the most minor and local issues to the most serious questions of democracy, and the quality of governance, the pattern is the same: promises are made but not taken seriously by anybody” Dr Vassallo said.
“The playingfield at Munxar has become a national symbol of political cynicism and its result” Dr Vassallo added. “What was promised for thirty years has not yet been delivered and what eventually will be delivered is not what was promised. Meanwhile the extravagant expenditure on what is not needed leaves voters feeling exasperated but helpless” Dr Vassallo said.
“The profound change which we all seek cannot be brought about by any political party which prevents a discussion of practical and important issues in a campaign of fear. Neither of the other parties can bring about the change we need because both of them want to maintain the present system which leaves voters feeling helpless, without remedies against those who win an election” Dr Vassallo said.
“Munxar local council appears to be able to disregard not only its promises but also the development permits it has itself applied for and obtained. Yet another generation of Munxar children have outgrown the long promised playground. On a very small scale the government of Munxar follows on the pattern of every one-party government in being unaccountable.” Dr Vassallo said.