The government’s investigation into the flooding of state computer servers in April last year has been completed, Deputy Research Minister Philippos Hadjizacharias said on Wednesday.

In a post on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, Hadjizacharias said “the administrative investigation I requested into the April 10 water leak at the government internet hub has been completed and delivered to my office.”

He said he will read the report and then hand it over, with his own remarks, to the legal service in due course.

The investigation centred on issues such as the fact that the servers had not been relocated from the finance ministry’s building to the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta).

The move had been planned and passed through cabinet under former President Nicos Anastasiades in November 2022, but the move still had not happened six months later when the flood occurred.

Water began to leak into the room in which the servers were housed at around 6:30pm on April 10, as a result of a broken pump and water tank leak in the basement of the finance ministry’s building.

Technicians subsequently switched the machines off, taking state websites offline.