BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
GUADALCANAL and Canadian governments have extended their employment mobility to the Makira-Ulawa province recently.
CITREC initiative under the Guadalcanal provincial government and Canadian Government brings opportunities to the people of Makira-Ulawa province.
CITREC Chairman Ashwant Dwivedi confirmed this in his meeting with the Guadalcanal provincial assembly which also included the premier of Makira Ulawa province, Stanley Siapu.
Mr Dwivedi confirmed that Makira-Ulawa province has been included in its new stream of employment opportunities.
“I can confirm that apart from tourism, hospitality and agriculture labour opportunities, Makira-Ulawa province also has the opportunity to be part of the food processing sector,” said Dwivedi.
Dwivedi said the employment opportunities encourage inclusive participation – both women and men to have equal opportunities.
“I want women from the provinces of Guadalcanal and Makira-Ulawa to be part of the pool of workers that would be bound for Canadian employment opportunities,” Dwivedi said.
He adds, currently his academic team is working closely with the education authority of Makira-Ulawa province and its government, with plans to implement the programme by mid-August.
The successful inclusion of Makira-Ulawa province was made possible after Premier Siapu successful held bi-lateral talks with Dwivedi during his recent visit to Guadalcanal.
Siapu said it is his dream of seeing his people and province being included in the CITREC.
He thanked the province of Guadalcanal through its Premier Anthony Veke and executives for providing the much-needed guidance to be able to join the CITREC programme.