Times are critical but the Anastasiades-DISY Government is focusing on other things
Statement by Haris Polycarpou, AKEL Political Bureau member
17 October 2021, AKEL C.C. Press Office, Nicosia
At a time when the Anastasiades-DISY Government is following developments with unease, society as a whole is being tested by the shortage observed in essential necessities such as fuel, food and electricity.
These are critical times that demand immediate intervention on the part of the state. They are so critical that even the European Commission has called on member states to take action to address the rising costs of energy and heating. The state must find ways to shoulder part of the rising cost of living, prioritizing those households most in need.
Unfortunately, the Anastasiades-DISY Government is focusing its attention elsewhere. It has left society unprotected and provocatively chooses apathy.
For AKEL, the issue is neither temporary, nor is it over. That is precisely why we will again take the initiative to enrich the specific proposals we have submitted, aiming at providing support to society against the growing wave of price hikes.