BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has taken on an important initiative since coming into office late last year to encourage the government’s outreach to people.
This is according to Mr George Herming, Director of Government Communication Unit (GCU) who was speaking at the first ever gathering of government press officers which took place on Tuesday at the Iron Bottom Sound Hotel.
Whilst expressing how delighted he is of Prime Minister Hou’s presence at the workshop, he spoke briefly of the Prime Minister’s efforts in bringing the government to the people by form of information dissemination measures.
Herming explained that when PM Hou came to office, he had expressed his desire to see that the government reaches out to people with programmes and information where people need to make daily decisions on.
He mentioned that Hou had tasked the press office and the government communications office to coordinate the workshop which is the first government information workshop to take place.
He furthered that with that initiative, the Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change Government (SIDCCG) is pleased that government communication officers have all come together, thus demonstrating their commitment for the programme.