The Malta Independent 3 December 2021, Friday

Konrad Mizzi will not attend today’s Public Accounts Committee after all

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 13:27 Last update: about 2 months ago

Independent MP Konrad Mizzi has decided not to attend today’s Public Accounts Committee sitting dealing with Electrogas, stating that his lawyer will not be able to attend.

 “Yesterday evening, PN MP Beppe Fenech Adami, in all arrogance, ‘ordered me’ to attend the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee today. I am not going to stand for this arrogance. It is my right to be assisted by a lawyer I trust during a committee meeting, and this cannot happen today as my lawyer is not available today without proper notice.”

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“Dear Beppe, I will attend the committee, rest assured, on a day that is convenient to all parties. I will not let you turn this committee into a partisan political exercise to obscure the government’s work and obscure the benefits of this project, including the reduction in energy bills, the reduction of emissions and the closing of the (Marsa) power station.”

On Tuesday, Mizzi had finally agreed to attend a committee meeting, after PN MPs filed a motion threatening to call a vote in Parliament to order Mizzi to attend. This, after Mizzi twice refused to attend the committee. In response to that, on Tuesday evening, Mizzi said he would attend “, in order not to let the nationalists disrupt the government's work and the Prime Minister's speech (about the budget)”.

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