In an article on the frontpage of today’s Times of Malta, Chamber Director General Kevin J. Borg expressed ‘great concern’ with the country’s latest classification in the annual corruption perception index. In fact, the Malta Chamber called on the new Prime Minister to address ‘allegations’ concerning major contracts awarded by the Government over the past seven years.
In the article “Probe claims on all major contracts’ says business lobby”, Mr Borg explained how the Chamber had taken it upon itself to propose a tangible and concrete way forward to instil the values of integrity and ethical business as the core values for the country once again.
“The Chamber also called for a temporary suspension of the cash-for-passports scheme to ascertain any necessary investigations and due diligence processes were carried out” the article said.
Mr Borg also noted how the Chamber was proposing that businesses should take a greater leading role against corruption and in favour of transparency as well as a greater effort is made at a national level to strengthen corporate good government.
The Chamber was also proposing strengthening the whistle-blower act to shift towards a cultural change that favours reporting ill-practices.