The Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017 of the Kamra tal-Periti was held on the 14th December 2017 at Mount St Joseph in Mosta. One of the main items on the agenda was the confirmation of the post of Honorary Secretary, and the election of two new members on the Council, which is now composed as follows:
|President||Perit Alex Torpiano|
|Vice-President||Perit Simone Vella Lenicker|
|Honorary Secretary||Perit Amber Wismayer|
|Members||Perit Jeanette Abela|
Perit Anthony Bezzina
Perit Sandro Cini
Perit Alberto Miceli Farrugia
Perit Ivynne Grixti
Perit Lara Mifsud
Perit André Pizzuto
Perit Damian Vella Lenicker
Perit Torpiano expounded on the work of the Council over 2017, including the progress on the amendments to the Periti Act, the launch of the Emanuele Luigi Galizia Awards which will take place later this year, the various consultations which the Council undertook with government over the year, as well as the current state of the profession.
One of the motions approved during the General Meeting concerned the Kamra’s work to safeguard our built heritage, with particular reference to the Kamra’s stand with regard to the demolition of the Sea Malta building and Villa Ignatius. The motion, which was presented by the members, stated:
“The General Meeting of the Kamra tal-Periti, after noting the public statements and the manner by which the Planning Authority has replied to the representations by the Kamra on cases of unauthorised and abusive destruction of examples of Malta’s built heritage, fully supports the Council’s stand in favour of built heritage and strongly condemns the Planning Authority’s attitude in ignoring such representations, and resorting to insinuations and accusations of malpractice by periti, in an effort to deflect the public’s attention from its evident dereliction of duty in protecting this cultural heritage.”
The Council is confident that, with the support of the profession, it can continue to ensure that the quality of our built environment is improved and that our vast built heritage is valued.