Former Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia has taken to Facebook lamenting the status of the Santa Liena Fireworks Factory having its license to create fireworks revoked by the Police Commission.
Santa Liena, also known as Saint Helen in English, is Birkirkara’s main festa – typically celebrated on 18th August. Considering Birkirkara is one of Malta’s largest towns, the feast of Santa Liena is definitely one of the more important festas.
Taking to Facebook Delia, himself a resident of Birkirkara, highlighted that “every village in our country has a festa or two, every feast has a band or two and [has] fireworks performed by a fireworks factory or two”.
He went on to explain that Birkirkara no longer had a fireworks factory after the Police Commissioner “made a secret agreement” in which he would no longer issue licenses for Santa Liena’s fireworks factory.
Delia lamented that this comes only “a few weeks” before Birkirkara’s festa, which is “so loved by Karkarizi” (Birkirkara residents).
No reason was given for why the fireworks factory’s license lost its license and Delia did not explain what this secret agreement is exactly. Yet, he did pose the question of why Karkarizi are being treated this way.
“Who will answer why Karkarizi are being treated this way?”
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