Xaghra Labour councillors show lack of interest in the community – PN
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The Xaghra Local Council held its annual meeting for the community, giving residents the opportunity to have their say on the work and expenditures of the Council, as well as put forward suggestions on how to improve the situation in the locality.
In a statement today, PN Councillors Kevin Attard and Anthony Cutajar, who attended the meeting, said that they noted that “two Labour councillors – including the deputy mayor – failed to attend without giving a reason.”
They accused them in having “a lack of interest in meeting the community.” The PN Councillors went on to say that “Year after year, these community meetings are poorly advertised, despite the appeals of the Nationalist councillors. This year at least the minimum advertising as required by law was made,” they said.
They also pointed out that “contrary to what the law says, the community meeting took place in an area that was not accessible to the handicapped, so they were unable to attend.”
Finally and also in violation of the law, the said, the Council did not present a business plan to the local residents with the proposed work of the Council for the coming period.
Kevin Cutajar and Anthony Attard went on to say that it shows that “through the Labour majority in the Xaghra Local Council it seems you are neatly using tactics to avoid public discussion on the work and expenditures of the same Council.”
“This is not acceptable, especially when these tactics are made in violation of the law, to which the Nationalist councillors drew attention to at the meeting, but were ignored,” they said.
Kevin Attard Anthony Cutajar concluded by saying that they believe in the right of people to participate fully in the work of the Council, and once again pledged to the residents of Xaghra that they will continue to insist that the law is observed.