The Municipality of Paphos makes a «dramatic appeal» ; to young people and organized groups of football club fans to respect public property and the image of the city.
According to a relevant announcement, the Municipality of Paphos has been making enormous efforts in recent years to carry out important projects in the city, while undertakes the beautification and maintenance of facades of buildings, parks and other public spaces.
At the same time, the announcement continues, it pays particular attention to the removal of any elements that cause visual pollution in order to form an aesthetically upgraded built environment, both for citizens and visitors to our city.
"It is sad and at the same time unacceptable to destroy this beautiful image of the city by writing slogans or any kind of phrases on walls, parks, games in playgrounds or to destroy public property in parks, sanitary facilities, etc. by invoking a misunderstood modern culture, which is nothing more than a blatantly delinquent and anti-social attitude and behavior» is added.
Calling the youth of the city « to realize that they must actually love their city, to love the projects and infrastructures that were made to serve the current and future generations and that they are the ones who enjoy and will enjoy the projects that are being implemented.
At the same time, the Municipality of Paphos expresses its readiness to discuss with organized groups, mainly fans of football clubs, in order to give them the opportunity to create “beautiful and organized graffiti” in specific areas based on the practice applied in European countries in order to end the today's unacceptable situation, which not only degrades our city aesthetically but also reduces the level of its civilization».