GSD unhappy with power station’s progress

THE opposition political party Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD) has said that residents are growing tired of the power cuts blighting the peninsula.

The GSD has fired back at Gibraltar’s government, criticising it for its management of the project for the new power station.

The government had laid the blame for the Rock’s current power situation firmly at the feet of the opposition, who have retorted by saying that the citizens and businesses on Gibraltar will see through the accusations.

In a statement, the GSD said: “The bottom line on the power station debate is that, if the Government had not cancelled the contract negotiated by the GSD Government, we would now have a new power station and much improved distribution infrastructure.

“Instead, the Government have decided to prioritise other things.

“In the meantime, while the monthly power cuts afflict Gibraltar, Mr. Picardo continues to spend millions on vanity projects such as his luxury upgrade to No 6 Convent Place. The simple truth of the matter is that the Government has completely mishandled this issue by failing to give it sufficient priority.”

According to the GSD, it is unlikely that the power station will get completed within the next three or four years in the event that the government is re-elected for a second term.

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