Muscat - Our economic roadmap for growth will reach everyone
Speaking at a political activity in Mqabba this morning, Labour leader Joseph Muscat said that the Government would be pushing Enemalta further into debt to hide the fact that it was unable to meet its set financial targets.
He said that Enemalta's debts would not appear on the government's books, and would give the government more leeway to make up for the fact that it had not managed to reduce capital expenditure, but would endanger the company and Malta's energy sector.
Dr Muscat promised that a Labour government would hold everyone responsible for their actions and decisions. He said that the economic and financial management of the country rested with the Ministry of Finance, which lacked jurisdiction, and the people were having to bear the brunt.
He described Finance Minister Tonio Fenech as 'incompetent' and said that Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi did not understand the country's financial and economic realities, as they whiled away their time in their ivory tower while the middle class stagnated.
"We want to make the government work for us, roll up their sleeves and push the middle class upwards," Dr Muscat said.
"Those who are falling back will be given the tools to move forward according to their skills and abilities. This is the society which we will be planning for in the Labour Congress."
"Our guidelines will lead to a list of solid proposals, not a list of promises. Our economic roadmap for growth will reach everyone."