Arnold Cassola requests a standard committee investigation into Ian Borg’s direct metro orders

Independent candidate Arnold Cassola has requested a Standards Commission investigation into a series of direct orders placed by Ian Borg to Labor event suppliers.

At his request to George Heisler of the Standards Commission, who will soon leave his role to take office in the European Court of Auditors, Casola, among other things, used the role of his minister for Borg to help himself. A personal election campaign that demanded an investigation into whether.

“I know you’re probably preparing to move to a prestigious, natural new role in Luxembourg, and you probably don’t care about this, but I’m led by a dirty and lying politician. There is always something in our country, Mr. Casola said in the preface to the request for investigation.

Malta independence Earlier this month, The Events Company – Also known as TEC Ltd – is the beneficiary of 21 individual direct orders from the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, then led by Ian Borg and worth a total of € 434,492.04.

All direct orders awarded on November 8, 2021 are listed simply for the “Malta Metro”, except for those awarded on October 4, 2021. It is not clear what the direct order was given to.

TEC Ltd is a well-known supplier of stages used by the Labor Party for political events, including mass conferences, and has been the beneficiary of many direct government orders since PL came to power.

In his request to Heisler, Casola asks for an explanation of how and why Borg decided to give TEC Ltd a direct order of about € 500,000 in one day.

He also wants Hyzler to investigate whether there are at least six tents and related event items that Borg used during the campaign from TEC Ltd, which is a “kind of commission” in return for direct orders. is.

Casola pointed out that if they were not a committee, it would mean that Borg paid them from his own pocket. But this is Borg A threshold of € 40,000 in spending per candidate.

Cassola also asked Hyzler to confirm that Borg’s declaration of costs associated with the Malta Metro was true.

The information submitted to Parliament by then-Minister of Transport Ian Borg last November, ironically, totaled € 76,981.76 at a press conference event announced by Malta Metro on the same day that these direct orders were approved. Showed that was spent. Held on October 2nd-much less than the amount spent on direct orders to TEC Ltd.

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