MDA on self-regulation of Periti – Right of Reply
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The Council of the Kamra tal-Periti has issues a Right of Reply – MDA on self-regulation of Periti.
“Reference is made to the article titled “Developers seek better land deals outside village cores” carried on the online edition of The Times of Malta on Wednesday 20th March.
The article states that “the MDA believes architects and engineers should be made to self-regulate in much the same way medical practitioners abided by a set of rules who were brought before the medical council if they broke the rules,” and that “Architects and engineers should run the risk of losing their warrant if they had been found to breach the rules.”
The Council of the Kamra tal-Periti notes that the profession has been self-regulated since 1919, reinforced by the establishment of the Kamra tal-Periti in 1920. The profession has a Code of Professional Conduct, which all warrant holders are duty-bound to adhere to.
Reports of misconduct are taken very seriously, duly investigated, and, depending on the case, may also result in the suspension or revocation of a warrant.
Developers and contractors, on the other hand, are not regulated at all. The Kamra tal-Periti welcomes the MDA’s stance in favour of regulation of the industry, which position is aligned with that which the Kamra has been advocating for many years.
The industry is one of the pillars of the economy, and as such it is essential that the highest standards are demanded and achieved.”