Corruption claims that have plagued former Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi and led to his resignation are now being linked to the Tourism Ministry’s tie-up with Premier League powerhouse Manchester United.
“Man Utd’s tourism tie-up with Malta is under the spotlight after the delegate on the deal resigned amid a political scandal,” reported UK tabloid newspaper The Sun.
Back in September, the Malta Tourism Authority and Minister Konrad Mizzi announced a massive partnership agreement with footballing giants Manchester United that would see our tiny island become the football club’s official destination partner.
The deal provoked some controversial reactions after there were claims that it would cost Maltese taxpayers about £17million. Now, recent developments have once more put the partnership into the spotlight.
Following Konrad Mizzi’s resignation amidst allegations of corruption scandals, the Man U – Malta relationship is once again feeling the heat with regards to the conditions in which the deal was closed.
Both local and foreign press have turned their attention to the global partnership and it appears that the relationship now stands on even shakier grounds.