People have the right to know the truth about the Electrogas deal – Repubblika

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The anti corruption NGO Repubblika considers that the vote of the government against a public inquiry “that would have seen the truth emerge about the dirty contract which now appears to be stained with the blood of Daphne Caruana Galizia” is an insult to the Maltese people and a slap in the face of democracy, said the NGO.

In a statement released on Wednesday Repubblika stated that it will not rest before the whole truth is known and until every person involved in the Electrogas deal answers for their actions.

Earlier this month the Nationalist Party called for an Inquiry Board to be appointed to look into the Electrogas deal, to examine all processes in relation to the Electrogas project, to identify any abuses within these processes, to identify all persons involved and to provide recommendations.

The deal outlined that Enemalta p.l.c is bound to purchase €131,600,000 worth of LNG gas yearly from Electrogas Malta Limited. On its end, Electrogas purchases the gas from SOCAR (State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic), who in turn purchases the gas from the manufacturer. This is all while Malta could have purchased the gas directly from the manufacturer.

“The Prime Minister, Robert Abela and his government must understand that their duty lies with citizens and not with defending their corrupt friends – Joseph Muscat, Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri,” said the NGO which further explained that “this vote unmasks the hypocrisy of those who shed crocodile tears  and who in order to look good declare that they feel betrayed, that they do not form part of the kitchen cabinet and do not know what was going on or do not remember anything.”

Repubblika emphasized how Prime Minister Robert Abela has an obligation towards the people and the truth.