In his blog earlier today, Franco Debono accuses the Gonzi government of leading people on for the whole term of four and a half years and then pretends to be a people’s government in the last six months of his legislature.
Franco Debono make it very clear that GonziPN has governed badly. The government has ‘put your life on hold for four and a half years by creating problems for you or denying you your legitimate rights, then coming to the rescue a few months before the election when it needs your vote, only to give you back what it had stolen from you?’ says Dr. Debono in his blog.
It seems that the government is only interested in clinging to power and to maintain the high positions that key people, such as Edgar Galea Curmi, hold. The people do not have to plead for charity but they have a right to basic democratic principles. In pretending to be seen to attend the people’s needs, the Government is only trying to solve the problems that it has itself created. Trying to patch things up at this late stage is only trying to fool the people once again.
Franco Debono says that he has been insisting for the introduction of limited and regulated trapping for four years, both in Parliament as well as in the media. In the run-up to the election, the government seems to be considering this proposal. This only further proves that GonziPN has been capriciously denying trappers their legitimate rights. Debono adds that the government has put these people’s life on hold for years so that he would be in a position to give them what he has been denying them on election eve. ‘It’s trapping time. Not birds, but votes’ says Debono.
If trapping were introduced now, on election eve, Franco Debono said that he will consider filing in parliament a motion of no confidence in whoever was responsible for denying trappers for these years the enjoyment of their hobby in a sustainable and regulated manner possibly in the way he had laid down in a detailed plan to the Prime Minister years ago and in parliament.
The Ghaxaq MP concludes by saying that he has been a bird enthusiast and bird breeder all his life. Dr Debono says that the people who have been deciding about hunting and trapping have absolutely no clue what they are talking about, starting from Richard Cachia Caruana.