100 days of gov­ern­ment: Prime Min­is­ter pledges con­tin­u­a­tion

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Re­becca Iversen

On the 100th day of gov­ern­ment, Prime Min­is­ter Joseph Mus­cat pledged con­tin­u­a­tion of ser­vices of a gov­ern­ment that is not per­fect, but is achiev­ing re­sults.

He spoke about a coun­try emerg­ing from a di­vi­sive elec­tion cam­paign but chose to move ahead on the road that was taken in the pre­vi­ous leg­is­la­ture.

The gov­ern­ment im­me­di­ately em­barked on a road that is aimed to im­prove mat­ters for us and for those who will come af­ter us.

The coun­try is now back to nor­mal­ity, he said, and the peo­ple are serene. This seren­ity brings about bet­ter re­sults, he said.

He ad­dressed the com­pe­ti­tion which ex­isted be­fore, be­tween what this gov­ern­ment achieved and what an­other gov­ern­ment did, which is no longer go­ing to re­main. That dis­agree­ment will oc­cur but we must agree on one thing: that the road is one thing and that thing is go­ing for­ward.

“I left an eco­nomic re­sult that we hadn’t seen for long time, if not ever,” the prime min­ster stated.

The gov­ern­ment con­tin­ued to work against those who tried to sep­a­rate the coun­try with prej­u­dice and who were jeop­ar­dis­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, op­por­tu­ni­ties that every per­son is en­ti­tled to ir­re­spec­tive of who he or she is. Fur­ther­more, he ad­dressed that more ef­fort was ex­erted to­wards those who needed it, in or­der to stop them fall­ing be­hind, and to give them tools so that ev­ery­one can stand up on their own feet and not just walk but run.

The first 100 days was about con­tin­u­ous work to­wards Malta’s fu­ture; a mis­sion this gov­ern­ment has been lead.

“Paving the way for our chil­dren and fu­ture gen­er­a­tion so that we leave them with: in­fra­struc­ture, laws, fi­nance, civil rights, so­cial area, and all the pos­si­ble tools to work bet­ter, so that our coun­try and their coun­try, is bet­ter,” Dr Mus­cat ex­plained.

The prime min­ster ac­knowl­edged the am­bi­tious yet re­al­is­tic elec­toral pro­gramme, which he as­serted that as the gov­ern­ment has been work­ing on these goals be­fore, it must con­tinue to work on these elec­toral prom­ises, which the pop­u­lous greatly wanted.

The gov­ern­ment bud­get is sched­uled soon, in the next com­ing weeks, with Dr Mus­cat say­ing that such a step en­ables ev­ery­one to en­joy the fruits of the seeds which have been planted dur­ing the leg­is­la­ture that passed.

The prime min­ster spoke about the great ac­com­plish­ments this gov­ern­ment has achieved in this first 100 days, in which the cab­i­net has worked tire­lessly to­wards the coun­try in the un­der­stand­ing that there is no time to lose.

“Our chil­dren and grand­chil­dren want Malta to be ready for the fu­ture, and it will only be ready if we all work to­gether as one united coun­try.”

He made ref­er­ence to a small coun­try like Malta who for the first time was lead­ing the Euro­pean Union, to con­tinue to aim higher be­cause our peo­ple work bet­ter to­gether. Unity will bring us to the best time for this coun­try, he as­serted.

He con­cluded his speech by ask­ing the pub­lic that what we have started con­tin­u­ous, “be­cause the best time for our coun­try is still to come. This is a coun­try which our chil­dren de­serve.”

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