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Malta 'reduced to third world status', repeated power cuts unacceptable - Forum

Forum laments of frequent power cuts reducing Malta to ‘third world status’, insists Enemalta’s justifications are ‘ridiculous’.

Miriam Dalli
11 August 2012, 12:00am
Forum president John Bencini says thousands are suffering due to the constant power cuts.
Forum president John Bencini has reacted harshly to the latest string of power cuts experienced in several localities and for which Enemalta has insisted they were caused by faulty cables.

"People have had enough of the repeated power cuts and no country in the European Union is going through such a serious situation," Bencini said in a statement.

"We are in 2012 and reduced to a third world status - if not worse. This summer will go down in history as the most difficult for the elderly, the sick and businesses."

Bencini said thousands of families are being forced to throw away their food, while thousands others cannot rest during this heat wave because, the frequent outages, doesn't allow them to switch on any fans or air conditioners. He said that while businesses are being forced to close and workers sent home, no one is shouldering the responsibility for the repeated power cuts.

"Enemalta is not convincing in the justifications it is giving. We are now risking ridicule because the cables are 'stressed'... They are the Maltese who are stressed because of this gross incompetence," he said.

Bencini said that more worrying was that millions were spent out of the country's coffers to build a new power station "that will certainly not keep up with the demand".

"Tourists are shocked and this will certainly have a negative impact on the tourism industry. Forum expects the minister responsible of energy to be accountable and shoulders his responsibility. This is what the Maltese expect," Bencini added.

Miriam Dalli graduated in communications studies from the University of ...
gIOVANN DeMartino
Iffirmajtha jew ma ffirmajthiex? Ghidilhom lill-qarrejja.
Toninu
Aktar ma nibnu Power Stations aktar jinqghta id-dawl. Morna lura 33 sena bhal billboards ta Gonzi PN.
mario gellel
NAHSEB GHAX IL POPOLAZJONI IRDUPJAT (BIL KLANDESTINI) U ID DOMANADA MHIX TLAHHAQ, HUX ???
joseph busuttil
I do not know why all this fuss about these power cuts. All they had to do to solve this minor problem was to look into "THE YELLOW PAGES!!!"
tarxieniz1
Insejt, Sur Bencini kemm ien jinqata d-dawl fi zmien il-gvern socjalista tieghek, tlett darbiet erba fil-gimgha, bil-power station tal-faham li gidmet lil Malta kollha, l-qtuh fil-provista ta' l-ilma sa wasalna nimportaw l-ilma minn Sqallija u jispicca jasal Malta kontaminat? Oqbra mbajda taparsi taqbzu ghal-haddiem, izda illum il-haddiem m'ghadux beccun bhal fi zmien is-salvaturi ta' Malta (Sic).
luwk
@Demartino... Xi z-zokk qed tghid??
John Bencini
LE, HABIB KONT GHAMILT BHALEK U MA IFFIRMAJT. IL- HNIZRIJIET TA DAK IZ- ZMIEN KONT BHALEK BIL- QAWWA KONTRA TAGHHOM KIF TAF TAJJEB. DAN MA JIISSIRX LI ALLURA ISSA KWAZI TLETIN SENA WARA NIBQGHU SIEKTA KONTRA T- TBATIJA LI QED JGHADDI MINNU L- POPLU ISSA. ISMA GBIN, TAF X'ÍNHI ID- DIFFERENZA BEJNEJK U BEJNI: SEMPLICI - JIEN QATT U QATT MA KONT LAGHQI BHALEK.
gordon scicluna
Birkirkara, third day in a row power cuts galore, in the morning afternoon at night.... incredible.. blame it on DOM because he is still alive?!!?! This is the result of 25 years of Nationalist administration, a power station which should have long been decommissioned, still 'pumping', a 'new' 'upgraded' power station pumping pollution... and all the cables supplying electricity ROTTING.
mario gellel
GHAX TAHT GONZIPN XEJN U HADD MA JAHDEM.
gIOVANN DeMartino
Jien haw taht iffirmat niddikjara li mhux se nobdi d-direttivi tal-MUT u se nibqa' naghmel ix-xoghol tieghi bhal qabel.....DIN KONT IFFIRMAJTA SUR BENCINI?