AD: Transport Minister should put his actions where his mouth is

Alternattiva Demokrativa said today it condemns the lack of accessibility experienced by persons with mobility impairments or those who are wheelchair users in accessing public transport.

AD Spokesperson on Disability Issues and Sports, Claire Azzopardi Lane complained that several buses do not have support ramps and therefore are not usable by commuters who require universal access. This is in violation of both the Equal Opportunities Act and the United Nations Convention that Malta ratified in 2012.

“Without wasting time pointing fingers at previous administration, the current government administration should address these shortcomings and restore persons with disability their rights.”

Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola, added: “Transport Minister Joe Mizzi should do away with his usual habit of talking a lot and delivering nothing. It is about time that he passed on from his empty words to concrete action.”

Source: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140712/local/ad-transport-minister-should-put-his-actions-where-his-mouth-is.527402 12 Julz 2014

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