Labour MEP Questions His Own Party’s Approach To Public Land Use
In a recent Facebook post, Labour MEP Cyrus Engerer questioned the country’s approach to the use of public land.
“What sense does it make to give existing natural public land up for construction instead of opening it up for families in a natural park?”
In his post, Engerer pointed out a discrepancy in the state of public land in Malta and Gozo.
He observed that while a large portion of the country remains in a natural state when seen from an aerial view, the reality on the ground meant many Maltese and Gozitan citizens lack access to natural land regardless.
Engerer praised the government’s recent announcement to purchase properties with gardens in the hearts of towns and villages for public access, but recognised more needed to be done.
This proposal is one he had advocated for while working with Infrastructure Minister Aaron Farrugia.
Despite initial skepticism surrounding the method of property selection, the proposal has proceeded.
Photo credit: Cyrus Engerer
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