The public inquiry into Jean Paul Sofia’s construction site death in December 2022 did not mince its words when it came to naming and shaming individuals and entities for their lack of action or failings.”

For the board of inquiry, the blame for that lay solely with the state.  “Somebody must assume responsibility for these big mistakes. This must be the state, which failed to keep a close eye on messes at the executive level, where everyone worked on their own steam without being accountable to anyone.” 

The inquiry also observed that “not a single state entity felt responsible for doing something to avoid the tragedy or others like it” while every CEO repeated the same litany of “we don’t have anything to do with this case.”

Who cares that a young man was killed because of their shortcomings and lack of professionalism and expertise?

The public inquiry also observed that nobody on the board had the decency to ask why they didn’t inspect the site.

Because these people are incompetent. Because these people are appointed through nepotism. Because these people are childish, thus refusing to accept accountability. Because, as the public inquiry aptly described them, “one was ‘incompetent’, another was ‘completely detached,'” and a “third was ‘in an ivory tower’.” 

Because the government creates jobs for the boys. OHSA, for example, has more directors than inspectors.

Because the government creates institutions to create more positions for the boys.

The local media has already published who is responsible, some of whom have already handed in their resignations. We hope that no other position is invented out of thin air so that they find themselves in another position. We hope that their names won’t be forgotten.

The cherry on the cake is that the main responsibility lies within the state—you know, within those in suits and skirts who work in Castille:

“For the board of inquiry, the blame for that lay solely with the state.

“Somebody must assume responsibility for these big mistakes. This must be the state, which failed to keep a close eye on messes at the executive level, where everyone worked on their own steam without being accountable to anyone.” 

So, why is Robert Abela demanding the resignations of officials singled out for criticism when the State has also been singled out? Didn’t the 484-page report find that “the state should ‘assume responsibility’ after a ‘comedy of errors’ within construction site legislation meant the Corradino site fell through regulatory cracks”?

No wonder the Labour comedians in parliament voted against the public inquiry! Shame on you and your arrogance. Resign because you are not fit for purpose!

https://timesofmalta.com/article/the-people-entities-sofia-public-inquiry-named-shamed.1086604

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