Dr Delia welcomes Police Commissioner’s resignation but says it is two years too late
Nationalist Party Leader Adrian Delia has reiterated that Prime Minister Robert Abela should accept the Opposition’s proposal for the new Police Commissioner to be elected in a manner which will ensure he enjoys the support and confidence of all. Dr Delia added that although it was positive that Commissioner Laurence Cutajar had resigned, his resignation came two years too late, during which period the Government used Cutajar to further its own ends.
In a telephone link-up on Net FM, Dr Delia stated that the function of the Cabinet Committee on Governance is still unclear. The PN leader added that if the Government truly wants to have a tool for good governance, it should have included representatives from the Opposition. Delia further stated that this Committee will have Civil Service head Mario Cutajar as its Secretary when the Opposition is pushing for his removal from Head of the Civil Service because it maintains he has manipulated the service.
Referring to the Nationalist Party’s Reform and Renewal (Riforma u Tiġdid) document, Dr Delia said he is happy with the positive reaction shown by civil society. He added that these proposals are needed for Malta, including the strengthening of the Presidency, the Courts, civil society and the media. Dr Delia further stated he is prepared to sit down with Government and civil society and discuss these proposals in order to truly strengthen the country’s basic structures. The Nationalist Leader said Dr Abela had stated during his campaign that he wanted continuity, and now he is changing his tune because he wants to be liked by the Maltese people.
Dr Delia also spoke about the climate emergency, saying immediate action has to be taken before it is too late and too much damage will be done for future generations.