Appointment of Commissioners for Health, Education, Environment, and Planning

The Parliamentary Ombudsman, Mr. Anthony C. Mifsud, has today appointed three Commissioners for Administrative Investigations for specialised areas.

Perit Alan Saliba has been re-appointed as Commissioner for Environment and Planning.

Chief Justice Emeritus Vincent A. De Gaetano has been re-appointed as Commissioner for Education.

Prof. Raymond Galea has been appointed as Commissioner for Health. He succeeds Mr. Charles Messina, whose two terms as Commissioner for Health expired.

The Parliamentary Ombudsman appointed the Commissioners in terms of the power conferred on him by Articles 17 A (1) and (2) of the Ombudsman Act 1995 as amended. The appointment is for a five-year term with effect from today.

The Commissioners, like the Ombudsman, are autonomous Officers of Parliament and enjoy the same independence and security of tenure.  The Commissioners work independently but coordinate their work with the Office of the Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman thanked Mr. Charles Messina for his dedicated and sterling work as Commissioner for Health during the last ten years.

 

Perit Alan Saliba, Commissioner for Environment and Planning

 

Chief Justice Emeritus Vincent A. De Gaetano, Commissioner for Education

 

Prof. Raymond Galea, Commissioner for Health

 

Left to Right: Perit Alan Saliba, Commissioner for Environment and Planning; Chief Justice Emeritus Vincent A. De Gaetano, Commissioner for Education; Mr. Anthony C. Mifsud, Parliamentary Ombudsman; Mr. Charles Messina, outgoing Commissioner for Health; and Prof Raymond Galea, newly appointed Commissioner for Health.

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