Last year, the Maltese government issued a tender of 7.5 million for the electronic tagging and monitoring of prisoners who will be released on bail. The tender document states that the deadline was 5 January 2023. Can the government explain what has happened to this tender document and to whom it was awarded? Why is there silence in the media about this tender, which runs into millions? This tender does not seem to have been awarded.
In the meantime, as electronic tagging is not part of our system yet, criminals who are given bail can easily escape from Malta. This was the case of Jomic Calleja. He could run free because there is no electronic tagging.
Byron Camilleri must explain why electronic tagging has not yet been introduced. The impression one gets is that the government is in no hurry to introduce electronic tagging so that criminals, who are in the good books of politicians and ministers can easily abscond. With electronic tagging, it would be more difficult for criminals to get away with murder. If there had been electronic tagging, Jomic Calleja and others would have found it difficult to escape from Malta.