Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party’s Chairperson Carmel Cacopardo has asked the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life to investigate former PM Joseph Muscat, former Minister and MP, Konrad Mizzi, the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) Chairman Gavin Gulia and Johann Buttigieg (MTA CEO) in view of the consultancy awarded to Konrad Mizzi by the MTA only a few days after he had to resign from Minister because of his conduct.
Carmel Cacopardo said: “Joseph Muscat should be investigated because when the contract was awarded there was no tourism minister and Muscat was directly responsible for the ministry. Johann Buttigieg signed the contract, when Mizzi had just resigned because of his involvement in the Panama Papers scandal. The scandal and Mizzi’s involvement in it caused harm to the country. Those involved in such scandals should not be rewarded; Konrad Mizzi should disappear from the public scene.”
“Gavin Gulia should be investigated because he is MTA’s Chairman. The investigation should also establish whether Konrad Mizzi put pressure on officials to be awarded a consultancy, which officials were his ‘dependents’ as a Tourism Minister a few days earlier.”