Our Programme has given answers - Lawrence Gonzi
Nationalist Party leader Lawrence Gonzi stressed his faith in the PN’s Electoral Programme this evening at a political event in St Francis Square, Qormi.
He explained that the Programme provided an answer to those who were still unsure of who to vote for, stating that the proposals are sustainable and are what the country needs. He reiterated the 20,000 jobs which the PN created this past legislature and the 4,000 students entering higher education each year. He certified that unemployment was not a problem, adding that if it was the Government would not have created so many jobs.
The PN will work on reducing taxes in the next legislature if elected. Dr Gonzi described his proposal which will increase stipends pro-rata according to the COLA and also explained that each child will have a €1,000 pension fund set up in their name.
He mentioned the tablet debate, stating that his proposals would give each child in both Primary and Secondary schools access to tablets, rather than just year 4’s. He also discussed sick leave, where parents would be allowed to take time off should their children fall ill. Dr Muscat insisted that parents would even be inclined to save up sick leave for this reason, rather than abuse it for free time off.
Regarding lower electricity rates at night, Dr Gonzi clarified that the interconnector would make this possible as it would allow Malta to make use of electricity generated elsewhere. He concluded that the PN would release the cost analysis of its proposals on Monday.