The Labour Party reacted to the Nationalist Party leader’s speech saying that the Nationalist MP Mario de Marco had defended the contract on the extension of St Vincent de Paul residence in court, noting that this was the same contract that the PN was now contesting.
The Labour Party argued that if the PN required further information on the said contract, then it could always seek such information from the de Marco himself. In a statement, the PL said that de Marco was the legal representative of the private consortium that was awarded the contract, as a lawyer de Marco had also won an appeal case on behalf of the firm. According to the same statement, former Nationalist Minister George Pullicino had designed the project himself.
The PL noted that it was strange for Delia to request for more information given that he had held a meeting with the investors.
Delia spoke of the quarter of billion contract on St Vincent de Paul residence which was awarded to a private consortium. The Nationalist Party requested the Auditor General to investigate the contract.
According to the PL, Delia failed to mention whether he was aware of de Marco’s role as a legal consultant to the consortium.
In a press release sent by the Nationalist Party (PN), PN accuse the Government of being unable to clearly outline the thought process behind the awarding of the contract. They placed particular emphasis on the fact that it was reported in the media that the Minister for Finance was unaware of the €274 million allocated for this extension, still to be built.
They stressed that this procedure should be completely public, and yet, they claim that this is not so. Thus, they call on the Auditor General to look into the contract so as to establish the procedure used to award the contract.