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About Us

Malta is subdivided into 5 regions. The Regional Level of Government is relatively young as a system of governance in Malta. Five Regional Councils were established and set-up through the amendment of the Local Councils Act in 2019 which established the Southern (Nofsinhar) Regional Council as one of the 5 Regional Councils of the Maltese Islands (Article 37B of the Local Council Act).

The functions of the Regional Councils are established by the Ministry for the National Heritage, Arts and Local Government in the form of regulations following consultation with the Local Councils Association.

Each region has a Regional Council, which consists of a Regional President, a Deputy President, an Executive Secretary and between 10 and 14 members.

Reġjun Nofsinhar is composed of fourteen Local Councils – Ħal Qormi, Ħaż-Żebbug, Is-Siġġiewi, Birżebbuġa, Il-Gudja, Ħal Għaxaq, Il-Ħamrun, Ħal Kirkop, Ħal Luqa, L-Imqabba, Il-Qrendi, Ħal Safi, Santa Luċija, Iż-Żurrieq.

The Regional Council is composed by the mayor of each locality. The council is presided by the President Mr. Jesmond Aquilina. Mr. David Michael Schembri occupies the post of Deputy President.

The Administration Office of the Southern Region is situated in Ħal Qormi. The Regional Tribunal is part of the administration building.

Functions

The Regional Councils have the following competences :
Maintenance of street lighting
Managing Local Tribunals
Working closely with the Local Enforcement System Agency
Organisation of cultural activities
Protection of the environment
Delegated functions by the central government
Providing for all other work not excluded from a Council’s competence by law or assigned to another authority

The Team

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Mr Jesmond Aquilina

President
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Ms Claudette Baldacchino

First Regional President
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Mr David Michael Schembri

Deputy President
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Mr Philip Carabott

Executive Secretary
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Ms Marisa Ciappara

Accountant
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Ms Dulcie Gauci

Deputy Executive Secretary / Registrar
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Ms Ruth Galea

Deputy Registrar
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Ms Maria Aquilina

Assistant Principal
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Mr Kevin Magri

Clerk / Customer Care

The current Southern Regional Committee

Office Officeholder
President Jesmond Aquilina
Deputy President David Michael Schembri
Members
Darren Abela (Ħal Għaxaq)
Dr Kurtsein Sant (Is-Siġġiewi)
Christian Sammut (Il-Ħamrun)
Charmaine St. John (Santa Luċija)
Dr Marija Sara Vella (Il-Gudja)
Johan Mula (Ħal Safi)
Renald Falzon (Ħal Qormi)
Rita Grima (Iż-Żurrieq)
Joseph Farrugia (Birżebbuġa)
Dr Malcolm Paul Galea (Ħaż-Żebbuġ)
David Michael Schembri (Il-Qrendi)
John Schembri (Ħal Luqa)
Omar Farrugia (L-Imqabba)
 Executive Secretary Philip Carabott