Birzebbuga mayor resigns
Birzebbuga mayor Kevin Barun resigned from the post and from the local council yesterday.
He informed fellow councillors of his decision, denying that the decision was based on the arrival in the next few days of the LNG tanker in Marsaxlokk Harbour.
Mr Barun, who was elected on behalf of the Labour Party, cited pressure of work as a reason for his resignation.
Birzebbuga council has seven members, five Labour and two Nationalist.
In a long statement on Facebook, Mr Barun said that although the work of a mayor is a “hobby”, it takes so much time and often exceeds that of a fulltime job. He said this was affecting family time as well as time for personal work, and this led him to take a decision to resign.
Mr Barun listed some of the projects that the Birzebbuga local council was involved in under his leadership, and spoke about the time he allocated to listen to the complaints of the residents in the locality.
He thanked all those who worked with him.