BY SAMIE WAIKORI
GUADALCANAL and Malaita provincial governments have been urged to extend their relationship beyond the Peace Through Education (PTE) concept they have established.
MPA for Ward 27 (Siesie) in West Kwaio, David Nguiburi made the statement when contributing to the resolution moved by minister for education and human resource on the endorsement for the two provinces on the PTE initiative.
He applauded the concept, saying it’s a way forward for the two sister provinces to establish relationship, as a mean to contribute to the post-conflict peace building for the country.
Mr Nguiburi said the idea came about between leaders of the two provinces in a way to build-on from the past civil unrest they were engaged in.
“However, when looked into issues aroused the ethnic tension, it related to issues of land, occupancy of Malaitans in Guadalcanal and other social issues.
“With that I suggested the two provinces should also work together and establish working relationship on those areas as well.
“Because I believe having established relationship on those different sectors it will bring the two provinces more closely to work hand-in-hand in areas of development for the provinces,” he said.
Contributing in support of the resolution Hon Nguiburi said the PTE has paved the way forward for the two provinces to pursue other sectors of establishing relationships.