100 days of government: Prime Minister pledges continuation
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.”