Conrad Mitzi’s Ministry of Energy has recommended that Nexia BT’s Brian Tonna be appointed as one of the committees that chose electrogas as the preferred bidder for the power plant project.
This was revealed at a meeting of the Public Accounting Committee on Tuesday when a member of parliament asked a former Enemalta question. CEO Louis Jordi Mina.
Tonna is currently facing money laundering charges related to Nexus BT. The company is at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal, with Konrad Mizzi and former OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri opening an offshore company. The duo are banned from traveling to the United States because of their “serious corruption involvement.”
An email leaked from Nexia BT stated that the two companies plan to receive millions from 17 Black. The plan was later found to be owned by Yorgen Fenech, the mastermind behind the Daphne murder.
In response to questions from members of parliament, Jordi Mina also confirmed that the Ministry of Energy recommended that Konrad Mizzi’s best friend David Galea be appointed to the evaluation committee.
former CEO He said he relied on “expert advice” from members of the selection committee. David Galea has coordinated various committees. Giordimaina saiud Galea gave him a presentation about their evaluation, and he [Giordimaina] After that, he gave a presentation to the board of directors of Enemalta based on the presentation given by Galea.
Earlier this year, former Enemalta Chairman Charles Mangion said the board had decided to approve the electrogas bid based on Jordi Mina’s presentation.
However, Jordi Mina said he believes the board’s decision is based on expert reports rather than his personal views. The former CEO said he was not personally involved in the selection process.
https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-07-12/local-news/Mizzi-s-ministry-had-recommended-Brian-Tonna-for-Electrogas-selection-committee-PAC-hears-6736244420 The PAC has heard that the Mizzi ministry has recommended Brian Tonna to the Electrogas selection committee.