News | Sunday, 13 September 2009
Bookmark and Share

New MRA Chairman

The rural affairs and resources ministry will not be re-appointing engineer Carmel Ellul to the post of chairman of the Malta Resources Authority, after the latter’s term expired a few weeks ago.
The new chairman, to be announced shortly, will be Dr Reuben Balzan, a legal advisor at the Mizzi Organisation. Also hailing from the same company are Austin Walker, chairman of the planning authority (MEPA) and formerly an MRA chairman, as well as prime minister Lawrence Gonzi (prior to his political career).
Balzan is also secretary-general of the Chamber of Advocates as well as a board member at the Malta Communications Authority.
It is as yet unclear whether the MRA’s entire board of directors will not be reappointed. A source said that a “different mix of skills” was the reason why Balzan was to be appointed chairman.
The Malta Resources Authority is the national regulator for water, energy and mineral resources but in the past has come under criticism for showing little interest in providing public evaluations of government’s hikes in the price of water and electricity.

Any comments?
If you wish your comments to be published in our Letters pages please click button below.
Please write a contact number and a postal address where you may be contacted.



Download MaltaToday Sunday issue front page in pdf file format

All the interviews from Reporter on MaltaToday's YouTube channel.


Making the same mistake twice


Between a rock and a hard place


Copyright © MediaToday Co. Ltd, Vjal ir-Rihan, San Gwann SGN 9016, Malta, Europe
Managing editor Saviour Balzan | Tel. ++356 21382741 | Fax: ++356 21385075 | Email