BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE 2017- 2018 secondary school poster and essay competition was conceived as a way of raising awareness on issues relating to women’s leadership and political participation.
This statement was highlighted yesterday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs Mr George Palua during the competition award ceremony in Honiara.
He said this avenue has provided a space for students and teachers in Solomon Islands to express ideas concerning women’s participation in leadership in the political arena.
Palua said it is good to see the involvement of both youth and educators, young citizens who soon will have the opportunity to participate as voters to help advocate this common issue.
“I believe many who have participated in this competition will strongly consider this issues and fight to take up future career in the political arena especially the female competitors,” he said.
He said it is upright to see educators who make essential contribution to the society as they are building the next generation to be front liners in fighting this growing human interest issue.