Silvio Parnis to chair consultative council for the south

Consultative council for the south of Malta set up, to be chaired by Labour MP Silvio Parnis.

Backbencher Silvio Parnis (Photo: Facebook)
Backbencher Silvio Parnis (Photo: Facebook)

Labour MP Silvio Parnis has been appointed as the chairman of the consultative council for the south of Malta.

The council falls under the Ministry for the Environment.

Parnis, who garnered 978 first-count votes from the fourth district, was nominated by the government and will be chairing the committee.

On its part, the Opposition nominated Charlot Cassar while the Maltese Archdiocese nominated Nora Macelli.

Other members include UoM senior lecturer Angela Abela, Kenneth Abela, Jason Bonnici, Ramblers Association honorary president Lino Bugeja, Graziella Cavlan, MDA deputy president Sandro Chetcuti, PL MEP candidate and former CPD director Peter Cordina and private hospital owner, Josie Muscat.

The consultative council's role will be to analyse the south region's problems and come up with suggestions on how to tackle them.

According to the ministry, the council must work on the "south's general improvement in the framework of sustainable development leading to better quality of living".

The council has the faculty to suggest plans of action and schemes to be considered by the government.

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