GRTU - The Malta Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises said on Saturday that the recent continuous power cuts at Bisazza Street Sliema once again show that Enemalta is in a shambolic state of affairs.
GRTU also slammed the Malta resources Authority in failing in its function as an energy regulator. GRTU said: “The previous chairman at Malta Resources Authority failed miserably to regulate Enemalta and defend the commercial and domestic users. Is this one any better, or are we back to the usual sick ineffective public regulation relying only on excuses that now nobody believes anymore?”
GRTU said that Enemalta is in tatters unfortunately and it is time the Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment took the bull by the horns. “It is of no use stating that the backbone of the economy is built on SMEs and then SMEs lack the most essential of commodities, electricity. The business community will assess the losses due to these power cuts and will claim damages from Enemalta…Each business in Bisazza Street or anywhere else and Enemalta have a contractual obligation with one another, Enemalta to supply electricity and the other to pay for that service. Whilst the business community pays for the service from the nose, Enemalta does not shoulder and honour its obligation. Enemalta is shoddy, shambolic, and operate under crisis management, keeping their fingers crossed that by tomorrow, either the heat wave goes away, or else they have thought of another silly excuse which no longer holds water.”