Monday, January 20, 2014

“The Minister for social policy should investigate,” – Communist Party of Malta.

The Communist Party of Malta appeals to the Minister for Social Policy and Family Affairs to investigate if any rights are infringed by the Valletta Local Council with regards the accessibility of public conveniences due to the fact that a fee is being charged for its use.

“The policy by the local council is condemnable as it hinders access to public conveniences to vulnerable people in society. Official statistics show that 16% of the population is living in risk of poverty. While 22.9% are in the risk of social exclusion. The local council should aim to lower social exclusion rather than raise it.”

The Communist Party of Malta stands against payment for the use of public conveniences. The Party reiterates that the competent authority should guarantee accessibility to all. 

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