Fabian Demicoli

Waiting for Government

 This is a situation that keeps getting worse. It is a very sad chapter in Malta's political history that in 2011 the malady of waiting for Government bureaucrats and Ministers to decide has gone deeper, much deeper. Business and a modern economy cannot work with this kind of lethargy.

 

GRTU said it, and will say it again most forcefully, that those in Cabinet, in high positions within the Authorities and top civil servants who are incapable of coming to a decision soundly and in the right time, have one way forward – Out – Get out! They should resign or be thrown out. Their cost to the economy and to business by their indecision and procrastination is too large to contain.

Pushing Ministers and top bureaucrats to decide on issues that really matter for business has become GRTU's major task. We do it and we do it gladly, and we do it better than all, and whilst for most of the times we get excellent results, as luckily the majority of senior officers want to work and are capable to decide, however with others who hold tight to their methods as they happen to be holier than others, we mess it up badly. These are heads who are bigger than others. With these we fail.

GRTU continues to have faith in Lawrence Gonzi  but if he does not put his foot down and appears to be doing so strongly and without respect to friends, allies and to favourite sons, then he and his Government  have a really, really serious problem. We say it loud and clear.

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