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What reality does the Energy Minister live in?

Statement by AKEL C.C. Spokesperson Giorgos Koukoumas

22 November 2022, AKEL C.C. Press Office, Nicosia

On day the Minister declares “mea culpa” for her government’s failures on energy issues and the very next day, another Minister of the same government boasts about their imaginary “successes” in the same sector. This would be quite graphic if it were not so damaging to society and Cyprus’ economy, which are paying a heavy price for the DISY government’s incompetence and serving of petty-considerations

One wonders, what reality does the Energy Minister live in?

Is she celebrating [these ‘successes’] at the same time as Cyprus is paying for very expensive electricity prices which are crushing households and small and medium-sized enterprises?

Does the competent Minister not feel that she owes an apology to the people for the fact that her government’s promises and timetables for the arrival of natural gas have all been broken time and time again?

Does she not see that all the trade unions in the Cyprus Electricity Authority have come out against the government’s policy that is driving this semi-governmental Authority to collapse?

Does she believe that the public doesn’t understand that DISY wants to repeat the crime it committed in the case of the dissolution of the Cooperative Bank with all the semi-governmental public utility organisations in the country?

Who do the government ruling forces think they are fooling by dragging their feet on the proposal for the taxation of the super profits recorded by the energy companies?

DISY is leaving government with a colossal failure on energy issues as well. The change in governance will also mean the implementation of a new energy policy that will make energy a social good in practice.



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