Decisions affecting Gozitan should be taken by Gozitans themselves – PN
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The Government has “forgotten Gozo and is not giving it the importance it deserves,” so said PN spokesman for Gozo Chris Said and MEP candidate for the PN David Stellini.
“The Nationalist Party believes that those decisions that affect the daily the life of families, as well as Gozitan businesses, should be taken by the Gozitan themselves This is why the Nationalist Party will continue to insist that Gozo be considered a region,” they said.
They argued that “this is the clear difference between the Nationalist Party and the government, the PN believes in Gozo and so would give it more power, while the government considers its people as second-class citizens and provides them with an old boat.”
Chris Said stated that the Nationalist Party has always had a “clear vision for Gozo,” that improves the quality of life for Gozitans in Gozo. “This can be ensured if Gozo is considered a region in the Constitutional Reform.”
He also spoke about the difference in the average pay, with Gozitans earning € 2,300 less than workers in Malta. Dr Said argued that in 2012, this difference was only € 300, and in that same year only 500 Gozitans were working with the Government in Malta, while today this number has risen to 1,600
David Stellini said that the PN insists that 10% of European funds should be used for Gozo, and how it utilised should be down to Gozitans themselves, not the Castille.