10th May 2018
The Gozo Business Chamber is extremely worried on the Gozo Channel service being available at the moment.
The large number of vehicles crossing – not to mention unexpected “bomb scares” – is causing long queues and loss of time to those wanting to cross over for work and / or appointments (health, business, flights, etc).
The Chamber is continually being inundated by phone calls from its members who are expressing their ire as they are missing their appointments for delivery and collecting their wares, apart from the fact that they have to face additional costs to pay overtime to the drivers for the extra time waiting at Mgarr and Cirkewwa.
It is strongly felt that this situation is being a detriment to business in Gozo as well as a disincentive for Maltese / Foreign investors who would think of investing in Gozo, besides acting as a counter action to the good image Gozo has been gaining.
The time for consultations / discussions is up. The Chamber wants to see drastic immediate action to address this situation which has now reached a melting point.
Michael Grech, PRO