Adrian Delia says Labour killed education

The leader of the opposition said that young people were the first victim of the current labour administration as they are unable to enter the property market with wages that have been frozen

Opposition Leader Adrian Delia
Opposition Leader Adrian Delia

Opposition Leader Adrian Delia said that the labour government was responsible for killing education.

“It’s ironic that Msida, a locality that hosts the Junior College and the University also hosts a primary school that’s been closed for more than two years,” he said.

He was speaking at a political activity in Msida, where he said that the locality had tremendous potential.

“This government killed many opportunities for children in this locality. This criticism is not negative. On the contrary, the Nationalist Party believes that Msida has tremendous potential—look at the marinas, the university building, Msida could become similar to university towns abroad,” he said.

Delia added that it wasn’t a question of investing in further construction but to breathe new life into the locality.

“Young people are the first victim of this government’s politics. I keep meeting with many who tell me that they could never afford to buy or rent property with their current wage

“This is why Malta has the lowest fertility rate in Europe. The young are losing heart and are being priced out of the property market. We are at the supposed l-Aqwa Zmien and yet, there is a wage freeze.”

Delia said that the government was building for a foreign labour, a demographic that would stay in the country for a short amount of time.

Delia criticised the government’s vision on transport. “First, the government said that he wanted a bridge between Malta and Gozo, then he said he envisioned a tunnel, now he’s talking about Gozo exclusively using electric cars. Muscat doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” he said.

Delia referred to Malta being the worst in Europe in terms of air pollution, resulting in health issues across the island and "576 reported deaths due to bad air quality."

With regards to Gozo, Delia said that the government had promised the sister island a bridge, an airstrip, a casino, a cruise terminal and a better hospital, none of which promises was kept.