The death has been announced of Żejtun Local Council Mayor Joe Attard who has been the town’s Mayor since 1996, that is almost at the very beginning of Local Councils. He was successively re-elected ever since and has been the town’s only Mayor.
In addition, Attard was also President of the Għaqda Banda Żejtun and a former Chairman of ONE radio and television station.
Among the condolences expressed on social media there is an outstanding tribute from Minister Owen Bonnici who wrote that Żejtun has lost one of its most distinguished sons, describing him as an exemplary Mayor, a cultured promoter, and an exceptional orator who changed and implemented many reforms for the better.
Condolences were also expressed by various Government Cabinet members including Minister Carmelo Abela who worked with him on Council matters and Parliamentary Secretary Julia Farrugia who worked alongside him at the Labour Party’s broadcasting station.