WHO IS WHO
Minister for Competitiveness and Communications
As Minister for Competitiveness and Communications, Mr. Censu Galea is responsible for Competition Policy Small Business and the Self-Employed Trade Services Consumer Protection Malta Standards Authority Intellectual Property civil aviation regulation, maritime affairs, wireless telegraphy, and telecommunications and postal regulation.
Mr. Censu Galea was born on the 28th August, 1956. He studied at the Lyceum and the University of Malta from where he graduated as an architect in 1982.
Mr. Galea was Secretary of the Nationalist Party Club of St. Paul’s Bay. Between 1978 and 1981 he was also Secretary General and President of the Youth Section of the Nationalist Party.
Mr. Galea first contested the General Elections in the interests of the Nationalist Party in 1981. He was elected Member of Parliament in the 1987, 1992, 1996, 1998 and 2003 General Elections. Following his re-election in 1992, Mr. Galea was appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry for Social Security where he was responsible for Social Housing.
In 1994 Mr. Censu Galea was appointed Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries responsible for Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Housing. Between 1996 and 1998, he was shadow Minister for Transport and Ports, Secretary and Whip to the Nationalist Parliamentary Group. Following the General Elections of September 1998, Mr. Censu Galea was appointed Minister for Transport and Communications. He was reappointed in the same position following the elections of April 2003.
In March 2004, Mr. Galea was appointed as Minister for Competitiveness and Communications in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi.