BY SAMIE WAIKORI
THE administrator of Auki Diocese made a call during the parish priest and council chairman workshop in Auki for the Church to work together with the national government.
Fr James Angisia said churches today play a crucial role in the socio-economic and spiritual development of the country.
He said with that churches need to work closely with the government for development in the country.
“The state needs the church because the church is expected to provide social stability and be role models in society.
“Therefore I urge all of you to work closely with the government and its agents in your various localities so that service deliveries could be made adequately to our people and communities,” Angisia said.
On the same note, he also urged that corruption and bad governance is rampant in the country and affects the fabric and heart of Solomon Islanders today.
“Leaders are not listening and responding to the pleas and cries of ordinary Solomon Islanders.
“Ordinary Solomon Islanders in our respective communities are suffering while services have declined,” Angisia said.
He said as church leaders “we must stand against these adversaries in our society” and work only with the state for what is good for people.