The Malta Independent 24 April 2019, Wednesday

NAO report is government’s certificate for corruption

Francis Zammit Dimech Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:10 Last update: about 6 months ago

In his vlog MEP Francis Zammit Dimech says that the Auditor General's report on the Electrogas power station deal condemns the government in the way it operated to award the contract to Electrogas. Zammit Dimech recalled how the secret company 17 Black is owned by one who is heavily involved in Electrogas. He said that now we also have more information about the manner in which the contract for the gas power station was awarded to Electorgas.

From the report, we get to know that the company was preferentially treated, Zammit Dimech says. People are paying Euro 200 million extra to generate electricity. With this money we could have invested more in new schools, infrastructure and give people cheaper utility bills, better pensions and introduce measures to fight poverty. The report from the National Audit Office also shows that Brian Tonna from Nexia BT was involved in the adjudication process, the same Brian Tonna who said that from 17 Black, Euro 150,000 a month had to be transferred to Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi in their secret companies in Panama. Is this not proof of corruption? asked Zammit Dimech. The MEP appealed for people to open their eyes and choose the right side by defending the truth.

He concluded by saying that the government is using fake news and spin as a form of political communication and is even attempting to interpret the NAO report in a way which suits it and trying to convince people that it is a positive report. The truth is that the NAO report is another certificate of a corrupt government.

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