€3 million in contraventions will be distributed for projects in the community
The Local Enforcement System Agency, LESA, signed an agreement with the Association of Local Councils so that €3 million euro will be distributed on a period of three years for projects that include the environment, transport and safety sectors.
Interior, National Security and Law Enforcement Minister, Byron Camilleri, said that the money received from contraventions will be invested in localities following proposals by local councils for projects that benefit the community.
In the first of a series of initiatives with the theme ‘Gvern ghan-Nies’, Minister Camilleri said that through the agreement local councils may present concrete proposals to benefit from these funds in the localities.
“No one is pleased to receive a contravention, however, LESA is there not to make profit but to see that contraventions are re-invested in society and our communities. In partnership with the Association of Local Councils, we will invest in various projects in our community. Environmental, alternative transport and safety projects for better communities”.
Minister Camilleri stated that real safety entails a more organised and disciplined society and the Government is ensuring that LESA re-invests the money it received from persons. Local Government Minister Jose’ Herrera said that the agreement is important because it provides more funds to local councils. This is also in line with the vision for a reform of the local governments policy, the Minister added.