Labour has not changed, PM warns
Labour had not changed and it still operated on two weights, two measures, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi warned this morning.
Speaking during an interview on Radio 101, Dr Gonzi spoke on his party’s track record in job creation, insisting that the PN govenrment had created 20,000 jobs in the past four years.
This, he said, was proved by several local and EU reports and it was only the Labour opposition that was saying otherwise.
The Prime Minister said that throughout the years, the PN had always been the party capable of creating employment, and this not through the creation of employment corps.
The PN had modernised the country, making it attractive to the private sector to encourage it to invest.
On the other hand, Labour governments had put off investors and this was not just in the 1970s and 1980s but also in the 22 months of Alfred Sant's government.
Dr Gonzi also focused on education and mentioned the campus set up in Malta by Middlesex University some days ago which will be giving IT courses.
He noted that 82 per cent of students were opting to continue studying after secondary education. Although this figure had to be further improved, Malta had reached its aim to surpass the 80 per cent mark. He noted that 20,000 students had graduated in the past four years.
Malta, he said, was successful in the financial sector and it was looking to the future, seeking to identify the sectors where it could continue to grow.
One such sector was that of digital gaming, another was bio medicine.