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Opposition ‘makes inconsistent comments’ on Laguna refurbishment, says Govt

The Gibraltar Government has accused the GSD of making inconsistent comments on the refurbishment and beautification works on Government estates.

The Opposition campaigned before the general election on the ticket that the Government was spending too much money, the Government said in a statement yesterday evening.

This money, the Government said, was being spent precisely on projects like the refurbishment and beautification works on Government estates.

“It was never quite clear how the GSD could maintain a position against the expenditure, without being against the actual works themselves, given that these are designed to improve the quality of life of those living there,” the statement read.

According to the Government, the GSD has moved from arguing that too much was being spent too quickly, to now saying that too little is being spent too slowly.

“It is clear that they will never be happy with anything that this Government does.”

“The Government is transforming Laguna and other Government estates after these suffered years of abandonment and neglect when the GSD was in office.”

In addition to the beautification work, the project involves the installation of the new lifts which requires additional three-phase electrical works to be completed.

The Government added that it had estimated that all the works would be completed in various phases between September 2016 and April 2017.

“Until then, the Opposition would be very wise not to complain about any missed deadlines,” the statement concluded.

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