AD demands Democratic Dialogue for Eco-Gozo
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Alternattiva Demokratika praises the Nationalist Party for promising that Gozo will be turned into an Ecological island, an idea that had been put forward by Alternattiva Demokratika, two years ago.
The Secretatary General of AD Victor Galea, was one of the first who wrote to the Minister of Gozo and asked for an official meeting so that AD could submit its proposals so that this electoral promise could become a reality.
Alternattiva Demokratika tailored an electoral manifesto specifically for Gozo which would create new, modern sustainable jobs and which would ensure the protection of the environment whilst promoting high quality tourism . “Now that the government is adopting AD’s political position, I feel that it is appropriate that we be the first to support the concept of an Eco-Gozo and offer our proposals to the Consultation Process which we hope will also be adopted by the Government” said Victor Galea, the Secretary General and Spokesperson for Gozo of Alternattiva Demokratika. “Inovation of this magnitude calls for the involvement of all Gozitans and Alternattiva Demokratika is keen to share its knowledge and expertise.”
In spite of the fact that nobody from Alternattiva Demokratika was invited for the official opening of the consultation process for Eco-Gozo, the Secretary General of the party attended anyway and also put forward to the Minister verbally his request for dialogue on the subject.
The Chairperson of Alternattiva Demokratika Arnold Cassola, concluded ‘While we hope that the Minister for Gozo grants the request of AD for this dialogue, we hope that the Ministry for Gozo does not work in isolation but with other experts so that this ambitious project reflects a true representative democracy. We also hope that the Minister for Gozo recognizes the whole of civil society as well as the contribution of individual entities which do not necessarily work closely with the Nationalist Party. Eco-Gozo has to transcend party politics and this would be for the purpose of the Maltese public’s full enjoyment of Gozo or whoever gets to visit the Island. At the end of the day, this project is for benefit of the future generation and not simply those who are going to vote in the next election.”