Labour’s CEO Randolph De Battista has proposed a mobile app through which citizens can report construction illegalities, which he warned are making Malta seem like a third world country.
“I can no longer take driving past construction sites and seeing all that dust flying about with no control, nor can I take driving behind a truck carrying construction material and emitting white smoke because it couldn’t give a toss about the health of others,” De Battista said in a Facebook post.
“These illegalities don’t only harm our health but make us seem like we’re a third world country. We can’t allow these bigheads (pampaluni) to keep doing as they please because they only care about getting richer. Enforcement officials cannot keep up with all construction sites and vehicles.”
Debattista proposed the setting up of a mobile app through which citizens can send photos of construction illegalities, similar to the Animal Welfare app to report animal abuse and the SMS system to report polluting vehicles.
The Labour CEO’s post was shared by his partner, former PL MEP candidate Cyrus Engerer.
“We can’t remain a country where everything goes,” Engerer said. “Why aren’t people scared of authority in our country?”