Partit Nazzjonalista Adrian Delia claimed that the government was not ready to consult with the relevant stakeholders despite them being ready to enter into discussions. During the weekly interview on the party’s media, Delia referred to the proposals aimed at mitigating the impact which the coronavirus had on the socio-economic sphere and which were put forward by the Opposition over the last weeks.
The Nationalist leader said that the Opposition was being proactive in the context that the country was at crossroads during the pandemic.
Delia acknowledged the hard work carried out by the health authorities, however, he remarked that the Opposition did not trust the government with the country’s economy. The Opposition leader explained that he was holding meetings with various stakeholders and consulting with them in order for the party to formulate its post-pandemic policy proposals.
According to Delia, Economy Minister Silvio Schembri was insensitive towards those who have lost their job due to the coronavirus pandemic, when he could not remember the number of individuals who had been laid off due to the pandemic.
On the new police commissioner, Delia stressed on the importance of hiring a person who serves without fear or favour. He remarked that since Partit Laburista came into power in 2013, the country had six different police commissioners. Referring to disgraced assistant police commissioner Mario Tonna, one of the fourteen applicants, and who had to step down in 2018 following a report of domestic abuse filed by his then partner, Delia said that the applicant was still on probation. Tonna is vying to become the next police commissioner.