Foremost Priority: Amendments in judicial appointments – Abela

DOI - Jason Borg

One of the foremost priorities should be the amendments in judicial appointments. This is what came out of the first Cabinet meeting under the leadership of the Prime Minister Robert Abela.

During this first meeting, the Cabinet agreed with the Prime Minister’s proposal of setting up a committee which addresses Governance. Its aim would be that of taking into consideration the measures which have already been implemented as well as those which still need to need to be in place. This account should be based on the reports from the Venice Committee and the GRECO, and also and in the context of discussions that took place in the committee led by the President George Abela about consitutional changes.

The Cabinet decided that the committee should be led by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Governance, Edward Zammit Lewis. Moreover, according to the Cabinet, the committee should include the Minister for Education and Labour, Owen Bonnici, the Minister for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement Byron Camilleri, the Parliamentary Secretary of EU Funds Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi along with the Cabinet Secretary Mario Cutajar.

After the meeting, the Prime Minister underscored the importance of sound governance in all the areas of government leadership and public administration. He further stated that it is the duty of each Minister and Parliamentary Secretary to make sure that the work done in their respective responsibilities is done diligently and with a sense of accountability, as stipulated by the law.

During this meeting, the Prime Minister once again welcomed the students of the Qormi Primary School in Castille Palace.