Former minister Manuel Mallia to be made OHSA chairman

Labour MP Manuel Mallia will be appointed chairperson of the Occupational Health and Safety Authority 

Manuel Mallia will be appointed chairperson of the Occupational Health and Safety Authority.
Manuel Mallia will be appointed chairperson of the Occupational Health and Safety Authority.

Former home affairs minister Manuel Mallia will be appointed as chairperson of the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA). 

The Labour MP confirmed this impending appointment with MaltaToday, a move that will see him replace Deo Debattista, who was recently promoted to parliamentary secretary for consumer protection.

The position of OHSA chairperson comes with an annual salary of €14,000. 

Mallia was appointed home affairs minister upon Labour’s election to government in 2013, but was sacked a year later following a shooting incident involving his personal chauffeur.

He returned to Cabinet in 2016, this time as competitiveness minister.

He failed to get elected to Parliament in last month’s general election, but was elected in the subsequent casual election after social policy minister Michael Falzon vacated his seat on the ninth district. 

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