Friday 30 October 2020

Spazji Miftuħa satisfied with PM meeting

Coalition pushes for open access, government management of Aħrax and Miżieb
Coalition Spazji Miftuħa has expressed its satisfaction following a meeting with Prime Minister Robert Abela and Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia on the issue of public access to Aħrax and Miżieb. Spazji Miftuħa’s delegation was composed of Wayne Flask (Moviment Graffitti), Mark Sultana (Birdlife Malta), Dr Claire Bonello (Futur Ambjent Wieħed) and Matthew Abela Gauci (Outdoor Recreation and Camping Association – Malta).

In an hour-long meeting, the four representatives of the coalition outlined their concerns and proposals for the effective management of these sites, with a focus on guaranteeing open access to everyone at all times of day during the year, enforcement and accountability, and the proposal for Ambjent Malta to be granted the management of these sites in collaboration with all stakeholders.

The coalition is publishing an open letter to the PM and Environment Minister with its concerns and suggestions on this issue.

In less than a month since its launch, Spazji Miftuħa has also received the backing of over 60 groups and organisations endorsing the coalition and its demands. Survey results published on Wednesday 27th May clearly outlined the public sentiment on this issue, whereby the vast majority of all respondents disagree with the restriction of access to these two contested areas, and demanded more public open spaces to be made available.

The petition, survey and endorsement form can be found on Spazji Miftuħa’s Facebook page is

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