A Santa Venera councillor has proposed for a newly-constructed street to be named after Miriam Pace, the mother-of-two who died when her home collapsed while she was inside.
Darren Carabott proposed for a new, unnamed street in his locality to be named after Pace. It is located just 200 metres away from the scene of the tragedy.
“There will never be justice for the Pace family and all they’ve lost, and that’s why we must hold her memory alive and remember why she died,” he wrote on Facebook, adding he’ll keep fighting for reforms to make sure everyone feels safe in their homes.
The proposal will need to be recommended by the local council of Santa Venera to the Committee responsible for street names.
Miriam Pace died after her home, which neighboured a construction site, collapsed in March 2020. It was met with national outcry which sparked talks of reforms for the construction industry.
Since then, architect Roderick Camilleri, site technical officer Anthony Mangion, excavation contractor Ludwig Dimech, and workman Nicholas Spiteri have been charged with negligibly causing Pace’s death.
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