The Malta Independent 13 June 2024, Thursday
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Sending a strong message: Why voting for the Nationalist Party on 8 June matters

Monday, 13 May 2024, 08:29 Last update: about 1 month ago

Ian Vassallo

On 8 June, the people of Malta have a significant opportunity to make their voices heard and bring about real change. It is crucial to vote for the Nationalist Party to send a resounding message to the Malta Labour Party (MLP) that enough is enough. As the speaker for mental health and primary healthcare in the opposition party, I firmly believe that this election is a chance to tackle corruption, prioritize better healthcare, and invest in the much-needed improvement of our primary healthcare system.

Tackling Corruption: One of the primary reasons to vote for the Nationalist Party on June 8th is to combat the pervasive issue of corruption. The MLP has been marred by multiple scandals, eroding public trust in the government's ability to act in the best interest of the people. By voting for the Nationalist Party, we can express our collective dissatisfaction with corruption and demand accountability from our elected officials. It is time to put an end to the misuse of public funds and ensure that our taxes are utilized for the common good.

Improving Healthcare: Another crucial aspect that needs attention is our healthcare system. The current state of healthcare in Malta raises concerns, particularly in the areas of mental health and primary healthcare. By voting for the Nationalist Party, we can emphasize the urgency of prioritizing healthcare reforms and bringing about substantial improvements.

Mental Health: Mental health issues are on the rise, affecting individuals and families across Malta. Unfortunately, the current government has not adequately addressed this pressing issue. In Parliament I have been placing mental health as a primary agenda but the Goverment keep postponing the actual investment and reducing the importance of the sector to just endless speeches for nothing. By voting for the Nationalist Party, we can advocate for increased funding for mental health services, ensuring that individuals receive the support and treatment they deserve. It is time to remove the stigma surrounding mental health and invest in comprehensive mental healthcare programs.

Primary Healthcare: Investing in primary healthcare is essential for building a healthier society. Unfortunately, the current government has shown negligence towards this crucial aspect of healthcare. By voting for the Nationalist Party, we can demand better accessibility to primary healthcare services, including more healthcare centers, skilled professionals, and improved facilities. This will enable individuals to receive timely medical attention, leading to better overall healthcare outcomes.

Wastage of Money: Another issue that needs to be addressed is the wastage of public funds, which could have been used to enhance healthcare infrastructure and services. By voting for the Nationalist Party, we can emphasize the importance of fiscal responsibility and ensure that taxpayer money is allocated efficiently and effectively. We need to prioritize investing in healthcare rather than allowing funds to be squandered on unnecessary and extravagant endeavors.

The upcoming election on June 8th presents a crucial opportunity to send a resounding message to the Malta Labour Party that enough is enough. By voting for the Nationalist Party, we can tackle corruption, demand better healthcare, and prioritize the improvement of our primary healthcare system.

As the speaker for mental health and primary healthcare for the opposition party, I urge every citizen to exercise their right to vote and make a difference. Let us stand together and build a stronger, healthier, and more prosperous Malta.

Ian Vassallo in PN spokesman for primary health care and mental health care

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