Local Councillors not invited to Government press events

DOI / Clifton Fenech

Elected Local Councillors on Birkirkara’s local council were not invited to a government press conference held in the locality.

Birkirkara’s local council is composed of 13 elected members, Joanne Debono Grech who serves as the mayor of the locality, Rita Borg, Michael Fenech Adami, Kaylocke Buhagiar, Owen Patrick Attard, Mark Abdilla, Anthony Buttigieg, John Mary Calleja, Herbert Conti, John Mizzi, Marie Claire Zammit, John Borg and Antoine Attard.

However Newsbook.com.mt is informed that for a press event which was held at the new Birkirkara housing project and addressed by the Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi and Parliamentary Secretary for Social Accommodation Roderick Galdes on Tuesday morning, only those who were elected on behalf of Partit Laburista and PL local council hopefuls were invited for a government press conference which was announced by the Department of Information.

Newsbook.com.mt reached out to the Minister for Local Government Owen Bonnici and his spokesperson, but until the time of writing no replies were forthcoming.

This newsroom is informed that Local Councillor and locality minority leader elected on behalf of Partit Nazzjonalista Michael Fenech Adami has asked Birkirkara’s Local Council executive secretary to write an email to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, Local Government Minister Owen Bonnici, and Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government Silvio Parnis, reminding them of Fenech Adami’s request on why the Local Councillors were not receiving any official invitations to the press conferences held in their locality, when such events were organised by the Government.