No title for Miżieb, l-Aħrax for hunters, ERA confirms

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Miguela Xuereb

The Environment and Resources Authority have confirmed that the Federazzjoni Kaċċaturi Nassaba Konservazzjonisti (FKNK) have no titles to the lands in Miżieb and l-Aħrax in Mellieħa.

This was disclosed in a press release by former Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party chairman and independent candidate Arnold Cassola who filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

In its reply, ERA declared that “there are no agreements entered into between ERA and FKNK”.

The Lands Authority had also replied to a request by Cassola saying that: “To date, no agreement/concession/lease/emphyteusis/title of ownership /encroachment /possession/mere tolerance management and/or services and/or consultancy agreement has been entered into between the GPD and/or the Lands Authority and the FKNK”.

The independent candidate said that the official answers by both entities reaffirm that the said areas are public land which are to be enjoyed by all.