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High time the Ministry stopped mucking around

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Hondoq ir-RummienI have just been sent some photographs taken at Hondoq ir-Rummien. It would appear that this is someone’s bright idea to deal with the situation on a short-term basis. The reality is that this if anything has made the situation even more dangerous.

There are signs up warning of the danger, but have the kids taken a blind bit of notice of these signs? Of course not, because they are kids and life is just one big game. I have photos taken last week showing a young lad swimming in this hole with no regard to the large slabs of concrete, which could fall at any time.

Does the Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono, because I’m sure she has been informed about the work being carried out here, think that this is a solution? Is a four high block wall going to keep the kids out? No it certainly is not. Let me tell you what is going to happen here Minister Debono. The kids are going to turn up and one by one these blocks are going to end up in the hole. Maybe one of the kids will go in for a swim and his friends will throw blocks in to splash him. That’s what kids do!

It is high time the Ministry stopped mucking around here and carried out an emergency repair of the quay on Health & Safety grounds before someone is killed. This is not a time for tenders, which on Malta and Gozo usually means jobs for friends; it is a time for action.

James A. Tyrrell,

5 Lower Cairncastle Road,

Larne, County Antrim,

N. Ireland BT40 1PG

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    2 Responses

    1. Swimmer says:

      Is this is what the Minister for Gozo thinks, that this wall will fix the problem? Its like when someone breaks their foot and it is bandaged only, without it being operated on.

      This nonsense attitude coming from the Ministry of Gozo should stop immediately. If the Ministry of Gozo wanted to fix Hondoq it could have done so long ago.

      This damage was done in the middle of January and up till now the tenders to fix the quay have still not been issued.

      Why? Is here a hidden agenda behind this?

    2. Lesley Kreupl says:

      I was down there this afternoon, and found that the wall is just perfect to climb over – it is complete with footholds, and even an old auntie like me could do it with my hands tied behind my back! The view through the holes just makes what is behind the wall that more enticing. Is the Ministry for Gozo really waiting for a bad accident to happen so that they can close off the whole area? I sincerely hope not!

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