The Minister for Inclusion has visited a printing company during the week dedicated to National Workers' Day to celebrate the “outstanding courage and perseverance” of operator Mario Abela.
Mr Abela, who runs Best Print, a printing company based in Qrendi, meanwhile praised the Government’s economic assistance during the pandemic, saying it was “crucial” for his company.
Mr Abela runs his own printing company with a workforce of 22 despite being born with a disability.
He was born without half of his left hand but this disability never hindered him from achieving his goals, and he has successfuly managed his company for 26 years.
“Mario is a clear example of how we should never give up in the face of challenges”, said Minister Farrugia.
She noted that like many other workers Mr Abela continued to work even during the pandemic.
She said that the Government’s decisions were crucial in saving 100,000 jobs in this challenging year, thanks in large part to an investment of €415 million through the wage supplement that allowed companies to retain their workforce.
Mr Abela reiterated that ever since he was a small boy he has always been very independent and encouraged youth with disabilities to never give up.
He also said that he never let his disability keep him from doing what he loves.