Procurement code, Lega against Busia: “Your words are serious, leave Anac”. Then the truce

Storm over the president of the national anti-corruption authority who openly criticized the new code: “Reducing transparency increases the risk of corruption”. The exponents of the Carroccio arise: “If he talks like this he can no longer be in that role”. But he specifies: “Corrupt administrators? No, in the most absolute way. Mayors, especially in small municipalities, are heroes today”. Sources Mit: “Good course correction”

The League against Giuseppe Busia, president of the National Anti-Corruption Authority, then the clarification of the number one of Anac and the truce. The day after the approval of the new procurement code by the Council of Ministers, Busia in an interview with Republic had criticized the new rules, denouncing limits to “transparency”

and the “risk” of an increase in “corruption” during the assignment of the works. The reply from via Bellerio was clear: “Serious, unspeakable and uninformed statements by President Busia on the Salvini Code – according to Stefano Locatelli, head of the Lega’s Local Authorities – if he talks like this about thousands of mayors and thinks they are all corrupt, he can no longer stay in that role”. After Locatelli’s words, followed by a series of

declarations of the same tenor as other exponents of the Carroccio, Busia however specified: “Corrupt administrators? No, in the most absolute way. Mayors, especially in small towns, are heroes today. They perform an essential, very important function, are paid very little and take on great responsibilities.” “Anac only has admiration for mayors, as well as for public officials. The vast majority of them are people who serve the institution and work for

to do well. The trust that Anac gives to the mayors is full ”, he added, a The air that blowson A7.

Mit sources: “Busia’s course correction on procurement is good”

“Great satisfaction and relief for the obvious course correction by the Anac president who has now defined the mayors as heroes to be admired”, commented then sources of the MIT led by Matteo Salvini, on the clarifications of Giuseppe Busia. From MIT they highlight that contacts between Salvini and Busia “have never failed, not even in the last few hours. The minister does not shy away from constructive discussions for the good of the country and alongside local administrators”, they affirm. Busia’s first words had instead triggered the very harsh reactions of the League: “Evidently, they served for a clarification”, conclude the same sources.

CGIL: “The new code is a real step backwards”

“After unlocking construction sites, the government with the Minister of Infrastructure Matteo Salvini returns to overturn the Code of public contracts”, attacks the confederal secretary of the CGIL, Giuseppe Massafra. “The new text is a real leap backwards, a counter-reform that eliminates the qualifying aspects in procurement procedures inspired by the principles of transparency, non-discretion, fairness and free competition between companies. There is a risk of opening up large gaps in the mafia and corruption”. For the confederal secretary of the CGIL, “the substance of the public tender is effectively cancelled, which in order to be such must have public evidence as its central element, consisting of the call for tenders, its advertising and the effective participation of companies in the public tenders”. Furthermore, adds Massafra, “there is the possibility of proceeding with the so-called cascade subcontracting without any limits. In this way, the business system is weakened through entirely downward competition whose central element is not the quality of the work, but the reduction of costs, above all those of labour, thereby facilitating the proliferation of undeclared work and the presence of companies responding to organized crime”. The new Procurement Code, he reiterates, “represents a real leap backwards, especially in a phase of massive investments that will involve the procurement sector with public resources made available by the Pnrr and by EU funds. This is why our battle will continue”, starting from the demonstration already proclaimed for Saturday 1 April by Fillea-Cgil and Feneal-Uil. “We will fight against a new Code that risks worsening working conditions and workers’ rights and to defend the achievements made such as – concludes Massafra – the obligation of social clauses in defense of employment continuity, the non-rebasability of labor costs, of the durc of adequacy of the workforce, of equal treatment and the same contract for contracted and subcontracted workers”.