STATEMENT BY THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: financial scheme for the community – a better life through exercise and sports

Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government and Communities announced a scheme for local councils to promote physical exercise and sports. The aim of the scheme is to encourage citizens to make physical activity through various specific programs, sports and other activities. They help to improve physical and mental health and even the welfare of citizens. The regional committees and local councils were all eligible to apply for funding under this scheme. The total funding allocated is Euros 98521.78 and this scheme will benefit 40 local council and the Southeast Regional Committee.

Parliamentary Secretary Parnis said that local and regional councils committees shall apply to these schemes to improve the quality of life of citizens. Silvio Parnis also said that these activities are very crucial for our communities because exercise improves health and reduces the risk of various diseases. Parliamentary Secretary concluded by reiterating that sports and physical activities given priority even in the reform being made in local government. So by the regional committees will begin to coordinate sports and physical activities with local councils on a regional basis to promote and incentivize more health and well-being of residents. In addition each local council will be starting councilor responsible for sports and physical activities.

Source: Government of Malta