Hero’s welcome expected for returning premier



A huge reception is being planned to welcome premier Daniel Suidani when he arrives in provincial capital Auki.

Suidani is expected to leave the GBR Quarantine facility tomorrow.

The Auki reception is organised by Malaita For Democracy (M4D) and members of the public to receive the provincial leader after his successful medical trip overseas.

Suidani and delegation arrived on September 17 and underwent 21 days mandatory quarantine in Honiara.

According to a plan schedule, Suidani and delegation will be met by members of his executive led by traditional dancers and pan-pipers upon his arrival at Auki wharf on Monday, October 11.

The procession will continue from the wharf into Auki town where the official programme will be held, including speeches from acting premier Lenty, premier Suidani and his advisor.

The ceremony will end with a few remarks from president of M4D and entertainment from traditional dancing groups.

In Honiara, it’s understood Malaitans are planning to meet Suidani outside the GRB Quarantine facility when he comes out.

Since last month, the Suidani-led MARA government has been faced with political upheaval after the sacking of his former deputy premier and the resignation of six of his executive members.

The upheaval still remains as tug of war continue to exert between his government and the non-executive side of the assembly and even the national government.

The public of Auki hope that his arrival back home will have an impact on resolving the current situation.

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