8 months since Miriam Pace’s death; Repubblika reminds PM of his promise

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Eight months have passes since the tragic death of Miriam Pace and the anti-corruption NGO, Repubblika, has written to Prime Minister Robert Abela to remind him of his promise.

In a letter dated 2nd November 2020, Repubblika reminded Prime Minister Abela that he promised to present a new law, as soon as the Parliament reopens in October, so that no other life is lost or put at risk due to construction work.

The NGO stated that homes should be turned into their graveyards. With things as they are now, things which have remained unchanged, any person can go through what Miriam Pace and her family have been are still going through, said the anti-corruption NGO.

“We will not forget Miriam Pace, her family and other victims,” said Repubblika.

On March 2nd, the body of Miriam Pace was found under the debris of her house that collapsed due to ongoing excavation works on an adjacent site in Ħamrun. The search and rescue operation took more than eight hours. The body was located around 10 pm and extracted from under the debris half an hour later.

Back in March Prime Minister Abela had declared that he was angry and hurt and said he was going to set up a committee to make the necessary changes and that this committee would be working in urgency.