BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
HONIARA Youth Council’s Executive Board acknowledged the move of City Major and its board for addressing the short bus route which provides efficiency for young people within Honiara City.
The HYC as an independent body advocating for young people within Honiara city, appreciated Mayor Andrew Mua describing the move as right timing for young people while preparing for academic year.
HYC President Mr Harry James Olikwailafa praised and acknowledged Mr Mua for his bold stand to solve the short bus route issue, which young people in Honiara, over the years have advocated, organized forums and held petition for.
“Short bus route is one issue indirectly affecting young people, and the Mayor’s move really benefits the young people that access both directly and indirectly the HYC programmes and service delivery,” Mr Olikwailafa said.
Mr Olikwailafa said as a body established for youth’s voices in Honiara, it is timely to acknowledge the Mayor and its Board to address the long pending issue, the unregulated public short bus route.
“HYC see the step that the Major took a bold step that will provide efficient and effective services for people which includes young people,” Mr Olikwailafa said.
Moreover, Mr Olikwailafa also acknowledged other stakeholders for being part of the advocacy and petition which now see the issue of short bus routes being addressed through the stepping up of the City Major to hear the outcry of the country in terms of transportation services.
The Head of Division for Youth, Sport and Women Division, Mr Roland GK Pauku also acknowledged HCC Mayor saying it is the right direction which will provide efficiency and reliable bus services to the people.
He encourages bus operators to work collaboratively with HCC.
Mr Pauku appreciated the comments made by HYC in acknowledging the Mayor as leaders also needs moral support from organizations and stakeholders regarding national and local issues.
Photo caption- HYC President Mr Harry James Olikwailafa acknowledges Mayor, Mr Andrew Mua for addressing the short bus route which affecting young people in Honiara city