When Eddie Fenech Adami was first elected Prime Minister in 1987, the economy was in shambles. In the previous 5 years, private sector employment declined by nearly 11% and tourism was stagnant. He immediately realised that if he wanted the economy to recover and grow into a modern expanding economy his government had to invest in the country’s infrastructural facilities. His government started an aggressive investment process – new power generation facilities, Freeport, airport, desalination plants, telecommunications, health, education and inter-island transportation. He laid solid foundations for our economy to flourish, the people will be forever grateful.