Police CEO post cannot be abolished without Parliament’s consent – PN

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The post of the Chief Executive Officer within the Malta Police Force should only be abolished by parliament and should not be the Home Affairs Minister, Byron Camilleri together with the Police Chief to decide if the position should be retained or not, said the Nationalist Party in a statement published on Tuesday.

The statement was issued by PN MPs Beppe Fenech Adami and Karol Aquilina and they expressed their concern that the Police Commissioner announced the intention to abolish the CEO position within the Police Force.

The post of a CEO became vacant when Angelo Gafà, became Police Commissioner.

The PN explained that the post cannot be abolished without a consent from Parliament as the post of Police CEO is established by law and therefore the Minister and the Police chief do not have the power to decide on their own.

In reply to the PN’s statement the Ministry for Home Affairs said that it would have been better if the Opposition discussed the matter first rather than politicising the matter.

A parliamentary debate will be held if it is deemed necessary said the Ministry.