Norman Aquilina

As Malta gears up for the 2022 general election, Norman Aquilina, Group CEO at Farsons Group, criticised the political parties’ electoral programmes for their ‘short-sightedness’.

“Listening to the daily role out of more and more electoral promises, I cannot avoid feeling generally disillusioned with our politicians and level of political debate,” Mr Aquilina wrote.

“The electoral programmes of the political parties sound more and more like reactive short-term handouts with the intent to simply lure or appease votes, without adequately conveying their long-term political vision,” he continued.

Set to be held on 26th March, Prime Minister Robert Abela announced the general election on 20th February during a political event in Floriana.

“There is a glaring problem with many politicians who lack a broader coherent vision or, at best, only have a tunnel vision,” Mr Aquilina added.

“We need a vision which clearly plots out the direction, a vision which gives substance, a vision which conveys meaningful intent, a vision with an ongoing quest for improvement from an economic, social, and environmental perspective which the public can related to,” he continued.

The Group CEO concluded by calling for more “leading political vision” and “less opportunistic short-termism.”

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