Monday, August 24, 2015

Communists criticise Government’s surreal propaganda.

The Communist Party of Malta is highly concerned as the Government is still persisting in building an Elitist Private University. The argument put forward by the government that this will be of benefit for the southern part of Malta especially in the Cottonera area, are simplistic calculations.
“Those who will benefit from this investment will not be the working class, but the few business man and the professional class. The Communist Party of Malta expects more from a party that until recently called itself the Worker’s Party”.   
“The propaganda that is being propagated to the people that this investment will improve the level of education and the standard of living of the working class, are just an illusion. Communists appeal to the Government to calculate the social impact that this project will create in Cottonera with regards to the affordability of property prices, social inequality, and the living standards”.
“On the other hand, the Communist Party will support any public investment that addresses social inequalities, illiteracy especially amongst children, and poverty”.

Public Education should be the Government’s top priority.

The Communist Party of Malta urges the Government to invest state resources in public schooling, with the aim that all under privileged children are given the best education. It is socially unjust that the government is giving away public land and properties for the benefit of private educational institutions. 
“Government’s policy seems to be more in favour of neo-liberalism that favours the privilege few, rather than the common good. Elitist culture is prevailing”, states the Communist Party of Malta.
“The development of a private university in Malta will continue to strengthen social inequalities.  According to National Statistics, 22% of children are living in poverty. This situation is making it harder for these children to obtain a basic level of education. The same statistic shows that 23% of school leavers are not continuing with their studies”.