Artisans should form association - Vassallo
Parliamentary Secretary Edwin Vassallo yesterday reiterated
governments commitment to make small businesses sustainable when
he addressed a meeting between the European Union Information Centre
and the Small Business Unit, yesterday.
Vassallo suggested that artisans should organise themselves in an association
to improve their sales potential and ensure cheaper prices for raw materials,
and said standards should be set for Maltese products.
"We should work to ensure that our artisans products are given
priority and importance in the market. It is a mistake to look at our
limitations; we should be optimistic and believe that we can reach even
the highest standards. There is no reason to give up hope, and look
at our deficiencies when compared to other countries," the parliamentary
"The manufacturer must make a quantum quality jump forward. No
longer should manufacturers solely be concerned with just selling at
a profit. In a now more competitive market businesses have to be more
competitive and enterprising," Vassallo concluded.