The Malta Independent 21 April 2019, Sunday

'Vitals deal was planned and structured to fail' – Nationalist Party Leader

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 18:06 Last update: about 4 months ago

The Vitals deal, which the Opposition has spent months saying is destined to fail, was planned and structured to fail, Nationalist Party Leader Adrian Delia said during a press conference on Tuesday.

"This morning as you know we had the court case of vitals, which is in the appeals stage to see whether it should go on in separate cases, as it was decided by the judge, or not."

"We also had Minister Konrad Mizzi condemned by the Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne after he had brought Steward Health care on board and called them 'the real thing'."

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"After he sent the deal to be investigated by the National Audit Office, he has now announced publicly said that the contract that had to do with technoline will be cancelled."

Touching on the public procurement structure, he noted how The Shift News revealed the inner workings used by Minister Konrad Mizzi and Vitals to send millions of Maltese people's funds from one company to another in Dubai "A deal which the Opposition has spent months saying is destined to fail. It was planned and structured to fail."

He also criticized how, apart from the once-rumoured selling price of €1, millions in bonuses were shared through companies in Dubai. Delia went on to accuse the Government of trying to stifle, or lengthen, the court case currently being heard, or to split it into several pieces to try stop it before it reaches its conclusion.

"What happened this morning in court, and the multiple condemnations of Konrad Mizzi by Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne is of grave concern." 


 

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