The 2016 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament by the President of the House, the Hon. Angelo Farrugia. The report was presented to the Speaker by the Parliamentary Ombudsman Mr Anthony C. Mifsud.
In his report, the Ombudsman stated that 2016 was not only a year of transition but also a year in which every effort was made to in ensure continuity. The Ombudsman explained that it is essential to ensure continuity to keep in mind three fundamental objectives that must be pursued – visibility, relevance and effectiveness.
Apart from analysing these three essential objectives during this year of transition, the report also includes an oversight of the activities and initiatives taken during 2016 as well as relevant data regarding the conduct of the investigation of complaints. The report also includes reports by the Commissioners for Education, Health, Environment and Planning.