With technological advancements, and investment in information technologies, I envisage the Gozitan manufacturing sector to broaden from simple indigenous technology based and home-made produce to sophisticated handicrafts of wide varieties. This sector had a significant role in the Gozitan economy, not only because it provides employment but because it upholds the culture and heritage of Gozo.
This aspect of cottage industries had long remained ignored in the policy and marketing strategy of past governments as well as the private business. I encourage Gozitans working in this sector to upgrade their produce to EU standard in order to provide economic opportunities for the middle-income section of people through employment and income generation schemes.
What we need in Gozo is a one-stop-shop where individuals and entrepreneurs can go and under one roof they can get all things started. The local bureaucracy is killing people and de-motivating young and energetic investors. Or is this bureaucratic procedure to start your own business (MEPA, MTA, MSA, ect. ect.) is institutionally organised in order for you to go and pray to Saint Francis Square?