The meeting focused on exploring opportunities for future collaboration between the Ombudsman’s office and The Malta Chamber particularly in championing better good governance and fair public procurement
The Ombudsman, Judge Emeritus Joseph Zammit McKeon, held a constructive meeting with The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, fostering a relationship of collaboration between the two organisations.
The Ombudsman thanked The Malta Chamber for extending an invitation to this essential meeting. He also took the opportunity to congratulate Mr Chris Vassallo Cesareo on his appointment as President of The Malta Chamber. The Ombudsman also acknowledged the invaluable work of outgoing President Ms Marisa Xuereb and thanked her for her dedication and contribution.
The meeting focused on exploring opportunities for future collaboration between the Ombudsman’s office and The Malta Chamber particularly in championing better good governance and fair public procurement – two subjects which are constantly advocated for by The Malta Chamber.
The Ombudsman emphasised his commitment to contribute to a fairer public administration and promoted the understanding that efficient public administration benefits the public and the administration itself.
President Chris Vassallo Cesareo thanked Judge Emeritus Joseph McKeon for accepting The Malta Chamber’s invitation for both entities to collaborate together. Present for the meeting with President Vassallo Cesareo was the outgoing President Marisa Xuereb and The Malta Chamber CEO Dr Marthese Portelli.
President Vassallo Cesareo, reiterated that The Malta Chamber will be at the forefront to assist and collaborate with the Ombudsman’s office in promoting and supporting ethical businesses.
The meeting was attended by Mr Chris Vassallo Cesareo, President of The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry; Ms Marisa Xuereb, Outgoing President; Dr Marthese Portelli, Chief Executive Officer; Ms Rachel Attard, Head of Media and Strategy and Mr Kevin Mizzi, Head of Policy. The Ombudsman Judge Emeritus Joseph Zammit McKeon was accompanied by Mr Jurgen Cassar, Head of Communications and Research.