AD will ensure meritocracy
AD will ensure that meritocracy is mainstreamed in the public sector and top public posts such as judges and authority boards will require public parliamentary scrutiny to ensure that those that are selected are so selected on the basis of merit, AD Chairperson Michael Briguglio held this morning.
Speaking at a press conference held this morning in Msida the AD Chairperson continued that those selected for such posts should be experienced and qualified, and their loyalty should be towards legislation and policies, and not towards the partisan whims of a Minister.
AD Deputy Chairperson Carmel Cacopardo said that the judiciary should be nominated by the President subject to confirmation by Parliament whilst members of Boards of Public Authorities as well as the senior officials of such Authorities should be scrutinised by Parliament either directly or through its committees in order to ascertain that persons nominated can truly serve the country and not the political interests of the political party in government.
Parliament should moreover be in a position to monitor the functions of Boards and Authorities on a continuous basis and should seek explanations from the Boards of Public Authorities and their Senior Executives on their method of operation and ensure that whenever the operations of any public authority are scutinised by the Ombudsman his recommendations and their implementation should be discussed by Parliament, the AD Deputy Chairperson held.