Respect disabled parking bays, they say

The GHA Management statement where it says that the GLDM?s statement was clearly intended to give the erroneous impression that the Minister Yvette del Agua indiscriminately and habitually parks her car in disabled parking bays, is unfounded and not seen in the eyes of many as a way to respect what the GLDM is doing for the services of the disabled in Gibraltar.

The Gibraltar Local Disability Movement would like to state that its press release on the Minister for Health, Yvette Del Agua, parking her vehicle in a disabled parking bay within St Bernard?s Hospital was only meant to highlight the disabled discernment of the way some people?s indifference when it comes down to respecting the disabled parking bays in Gibraltar.

GHA Management on its first point to clarify say that it is that the disabled parking bay in question is not (contrary to the impression created) a public disabled parking bay. The Movement would like to agree that this could be the case but must add that the tendency is to allow this behaviour as the norm, and this may or will stop from now on.

On the statement made by GHA Management that they can

categorically state that no member of the public conveying a disabled child to St Bernard?s Hospital has had access to the basement during the period in question, and therefore finds it very difficult to give credibility to the events that have been described by the GLDM, including the GLDM?s assertion that the

photograph of the Minister?s car was taken by a member of the public conveying a disabled child to hospital, and that the GHA now understands that the photograph was not taken by a member of the general public, the GLDM says it has no doubt of the movement?s statement; and like to add that the characteristic of this issue is not who has credibility but it is an issue of indifference when it comes down to respecting the disabled parking bays, even if the 3 disabled staff parking bays were all empty and she was asked by the security guard to park in one of them temporarily whilst he resolved the situation with her parking space.

Even more than ever the Minister for Health, Yvette Del Agua, should have known better than a security guard, while not disrespecting the guard.

The Gibraltar Local Disability Movement ends by adding that the minister can be reassured the GLDM did not fabricate this issue, and that GLDM does not engage in giving an erroneous impression to anyone.






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