AD – No amnesties to developers
AD is against amnesties to big developers on building irregularities and will table motions on financing of political parties.
“We are not surprised by the fact that both big parties are ready to give amnesties to big developers on building irregularities. Once again, it is clear that both PN and PL want MEPA to be subservient to big developers” said AD Chairperson, Michael Briguglio.
AD Secretary General, Ralph Cassar stated that AD expects PN and PL to publish a detailed account of income and expenditure, including barters, for all their promotional material and equipment. There should be a system of state financing for political parties which will provide transparency and can be coupled with strict regulations.
AD believes that political parties should present their accounts every year and these should be verified by an independent commission appointed by the Auditor General, while the sum which each candidate can spend in a general election should be increased from €1,400 to €4,000.