A proposal to name a newly-built road in Santa Venera after Miriam Pace, who tragically lost her life when her home collapsed as a result of construction works last year.
The proposal was submitted by the Nationalist Party councillor Darren Carabott earlier this year.
The new road is a stone’s throw away from the site where Pace lost her life.
In a Facebook post uploaded this morning, Carabott expressed his disappointment at the fact the government’s street naming committee had opted to name the road Triq l-Isportivi, as suggested by the village’s mayor.
“I wanted the road to serve as a monument to how our planning and development system failed this woman, her family and our country,” Carabott said.
He went on to say that he was well aware of the fact that Pace deserved more than just a road named after her, adding however that this would have been a small gesture to continue remembering the reason she had died.
Since her death, two architects have been found guilty of involuntary homicide over their role in construction works which led to Pace’s death.
They have been ordered to perform 880 hours of community service in addition to a fine.
Both the Pace family and Attorney General have appealed the decision.
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