Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Communists appeal Government to address ‘energy poverty’.

The Communist Party of Malta appeals to the Government for affordable prices in the use of domestic gas. Energy Poverty is defined as the lack of adequate modern energy for the basic needs of cooking, warmth, and lighting.

The Party said that “many families and pensioners are finding it difficult to regularly make use of this commodity due to low incomes. National statistics show that 99,000 persons are at risk poverty”.

“The prevalent conditions where many cannot afford to heat up their houses during the winter months can be noted by the high amount of new cases related to respiratory ailments at Mater Dei”, stated the Communist Party of Malta.

“To address the situation, the Communist Party of Malta urges the Government to either subsidize this commodity or else re-nationalize this service. Essential commodities, such as gas, electricity and water should remain under state control”.

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