The Parliamentary Ombudsman presents the Annual Report 2021 to the Speaker of the House

The Parliamentary Ombudsman, Mr. Anthony C. Mifsud, called upon the President of the House of Representatives, the Hon. Dr. Angelo Farrugia to present the Office of the Ombudsman’s Annual Report for 2021.

The Annual Report describes the past year as a year of transition and uncertainty.  The 2021 Annual Report refers to the needed reforms to further separation of powers in the country’s administration raised by the President of Malta in his Republic Day Speech.

Case Load

In 2021, the Office of the Ombudsman received 527 (+5%) complaints, of which 239 (-2.5%) were investigated by the Parliamentary Ombudsman, 143 (+35%) were investigated by the Commissioner for Health, 95 (-11%) by the Commissioner for Environment and Planning and the remaining 50 (+11%) were investigated by the Commissioner for Education. The Office also dealt with 433 enquiries, 13% less than the previous year.

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