PL: Need to reduce bureaucratic process
A Commissioner will be put in charge of reducing the bureaucratic process was one of a number of proposals Labour Party Leader Joseph Muscat put forward this morning, in Valletta.
“We believe that by reducing the bureaucratic process and prioritising capital projects, we will not only save money, but help the economy grow faster. The Commissioner will be in charged of proposing to government, laws, regulations and procedures, which need to be changed or removed,” he announced.
Dr Muscat also explained that he has set an ambitious target for the Labour government where bureaucracy will be reduced by 25%. This will be done by removing the need for the same document to be sent to several departments, simplification of administration and through the removal of out dated laws. He also said that this will not result in a single worker losing his job.
He said that there will also be a person who pro-actively seeks out areas where bureaucracy is slowing down progress.
In addition, Dr Muscat proposed a new bi-partisan team, which will be responsible for overlooking new projects and schemes by Parliament and advising the government on how to proceed in the best interest of economic expansion, including on what laws need to change in order to achieve this.
The PL Leader announced that if elected, there would be a Public call for ideas regarding projects which can help the country better its infrastructure, economy and job market. These projects, if agreed upon by the government, will be put forward to the private sector. He specifically mentioned the White Rocks project and that this would benefit from public ideas regarding the direction of the project.
The PL Leader told the press that ‘Sunset Laws’, which are widely used in the EU 27, will be introduced. These are laws and regulations which are required to be reviewed by government after a certain amount of time and if they are not, they will be automatically removed.
In conclusion, he explained that every new business will answer to a single authority and that the government would do the rest of the work in order to make things easier for the business community.