VGH contracts: Prime Minister ‘is a threat to democracy’ – PN
The behaviour of government members during the Public Accounts Committee meeting on Monday is to be condemned, the Nationalist Party said in statement yesterday, adding that this kind of behaviour by Joseph Muscat’s government is a threat to democracy.
On the other hand, the PN said, Opposition PAC members were the voice of the workers and patients at St Luke’s Hospital, Karen Grech Hospital and Gozo Hospital in demanding that the government should come clean on the matter and supported a request made by the Medical Association of Malta and the UĦM Voice of the Workers for a debate to take place.
On Monday, government members objected to a request for a debate on the contracts signed by the government with Vitals Global Healthcare, with the Speaker set to decide on the issue.
The PN said that the contracts raise serious corruption doubts, including the fact that who negotiated them opened secret companies in Panama, that the person with whom the negotiations were made is implicated in fraud cases in Canada and that the signing of the contracts was made two days before the goahead was given for the Panama companies to be opened.
The fact that Joseph Muscat does not want the PAC to investigate the contracts is a confirmation that the PM is a threat to democracy, the PN said. With this kind of attitude Muscat is defending “corrupt millionaires” to the detriment of workers and patients.