Spazji Miftuħa pushes for open access, government management of Aħrax and Miżieb during meeting with PM

During an hour-long meeting with Prime Minister Robert Abela and Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia, coalition Spazji Miftuħa raised its concerns and proposals for the effective management of Aħrax and Miżieb 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 was also discussed during the meeting.

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).

The coalition has also published an open letter to the PM and Environment Minister with its concerns and suggestions on this issue.

This week Spazji Miftuħa published the results of a survey which shows over 95% of the respondents stated they disagree or strongly disagree with the restriction of access on the contested woodlands of l-Aħrax and il-Miżieb, said Moviment Graffiti in a joint statement issued on Wednesday.