Gozo Busi­ness Cham­ber ‘ex­tremely wor­ried’

The Malta Business Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

The Gozo Busi­ness Cham­ber is ex­tremely wor­ried on the Gozo Channel ser­vice avail­able at the mo­ment.

The large num­ber of ve­hi­cles cross­ing – not to men­tion un­ex­pected “bomb scares” – is caus­ing long queues and loss of time to those want­ing to cross over for work and/or ap­point­ments (health, busi­ness, flights, and so on).

The Cham­ber is con­tin­u­ally be­ing in­un­dated by phone calls from its mem­bers who are ex­press­ing their ire as they are miss­ing their ap­point­ments for de­liv­ery and col­lect­ing their wares, apart from the fact that they are fac­ing ad­di­tional costs to pay over­time to the driv­ers for the ex­tra time wait­ing at Mgarr and Cirkewwa.

It is strongly felt that this sit­u­a­tion is be­ing a detri­ment to busi­ness in Gozo as well as a dis­in­cen­tive for Mal­tese/for­eign in­vestors who would think of in­vest­ing in Gozo, be­sides act­ing as a counter ac­tion to the good image Gozo has been gain­ing.

The time for con­sul­ta­tions/dis­cus­sions is up. The Cham­ber wants to see dras­tic im­me­di­ate ac­tion to ad­dress this sit­u­a­tion which has now reached a melt­ing point.

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