The Parliamentary Secretaries directly responsible for not stopping the illegal Saint Vincent de Paule deal with James Caterers and dB Group in 2017, Michael Farrugia and Anthony Agius Decelis, can hide behind as many coat-tails as they like. The fact of the matter is, an illegal deal that left taxpayers forking out three times as much as they should have for a service to the aged came under their watch.
The Auditor General’s report blasted them for not flagging irregularities and for not stopping the deal. The fact they did not, given the track record of that particular Joseph Muscat cabinet can only lead to everyone thinking there were ulterior motives. ADPD Chairperson Carmel Cacopardo concluded: “If Robert Abela does not sack them, then his working institutions statement is a joke, especially after one of those same institutions damned them. The dirt the PL in government is producing makes their vision of politics very clear.”