Front Favur il-Mina Board of Administrators push for improved accessibility to Gozo
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Front Favur il-Mina was set up in December 2015. The Front said that since its inception, together with their members, they have always followed one aim – that of improving accessibility between the islands.
Over the past months, the Front said that it has “successfully gained achievements and has significantly contributed towards improvements with regards to the notion of accessibility.”
The Front was launched by Jonathan Mintoff, Beppe Galea and Carla Galea. However, with time, the founding members decided that the Board of Administrators should incorporate further members.
The new Board of Administrators is made up of Jonathan Mintoff and Carla Galea, together with the newly incorporated members Thomas Bajada, Anthony Cordina and Joselyn Theuma.
The Front said that the new Board of Administrators will continue to stress that better accessibility between the islands is necessary and that solutions that alleviate the current challenges, both in the short-term and long-term, must be envisaged.
“Moreover, the coordinators are undoubtedly keen to dedicate their time and ideas to for better accessibility, with the ultimate goal of the flourishing of the island of Gozo,” it said.
Front Favur il-Mina said that its vision continues to be to reach the ultimate goal of the construction of an underwater tunnel that connects permanently the road networks of Gozo and Malta. The Front is also open to other ideas which complement this long-term aim, it said.
“The Board of Administrators appreciative of all actions taken to reach the possible fulfilment of this national project, and is willing to engage in further discussions for the fruition of this project. Coupling with this, the Front stresses that short-term solutions must be sought, discussed and concluded as fast as possible.”
Front Favur il-Mina said that it has been “vociferous in favour of the success of the establishment of a fast-ferry service between Mgarr Harbour and Valletta and calls for the maximum collaboration between relevant Ministries.”
In reaction to the article published in some media this afternoon, Front Favur il-Mina said that it is questioning whether “the Minister for Gozo is still involved in the finalisation of the fast-ferry service, being the person who can truly voice the concerns and needs of the people of Gozo.”
“Moreover, it is of utmost importance that such service is introduced without any further delay. Front Favur Il-Mina urges the authorities that the Ministry for Gozo remains involved in the decision-making of the fast ferry service,” it said.
Front Favur il-Mina concluded by saying that it will continue to lobby and campaign in favour of better accessibility between the islands. “The Front will ensure that it collaborates and discusses with relevant entities and organisations, in such a way that the needed solutions are reached.”
Board of Administrators:
Jonathan Mintoff – President
Carla Galea – Secretary
Anthony Cordina – Treasurer
Thomas Bajada –Member of the Board of Administration
Joselyn Theuma – Member of the Board of Administration.
Photo: [From left to right: Thomas Bajada, Joselyn Theuma, Jonathan Mintoff, Carla Galea & Anthony Cordina]