Addressing a press conference, PN MPs Charles Azzopari and Rebekah Cilia discussed the rising costs of living and said that this issue needs immediate addressing.
Speaking during the address, spokesperson for the rights of workers and land ownership Rebekah Cilia said that the islands’ consumers are feeling the massive weight brought on by the rising cost of living.
‘We issue an appeal to the Labour government to take concrete action in the face of such an issue’ she said. ‘The government cannot remain inactive against this problem.’
Cilia recounted the anecdotes of pensioners who spoke to her and exclaimed how, by the end of the month, they are being left unable to buy the basic supplies for daily living such as bread, milk or pasta.
‘This is a problem which everyone is facing’ she said, highlighting people who need specific medicines, farmers facing issues with their expenses, as well as other people who cannot enjoy the luxury of an annual trip abroad.
On his part, Speaker for the Rising Cost of Living Charles Azzopardi said that this ‘threat’ is crushing the lives of many Maltese families. ‘We need to see that these families get a decent life and one that they deserve.’
‘Everyone is feeling the extra and unneeded pressures brought on by the rising costs of manufactured products, energy supplies, hospitality services, property (which doubled in these past 9 years), the increase in prices of oil, wheat and cereals and many other services.’