BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
HONIARA Youth Council (HYC) is now fully equipped with human resource to run its governance to represent the youth’s voice within Honiara city.
HYC has announced four additional young people accepted to join the executive board of four office bearers—President, Harry James Olikwailafa, Vice Christina Ora, Secretary Christina Mark and Hency Charles as member.
The HYC’s new executive board members are Kerry Jionisi from Girls for Change (G4C), Merinda from Bethlehem Chapel, Andrew Taloa from Music Gateway youth and Lemuel from CY community.
Now HYC has eight staffs to man administration.
New interim members were already announced during the reflection workshop organised by HCC-YD and HYC in partnership with Oxfam Solomon Islands which was attended by community youth leaders.
HYC President, Mr Harry James Olikwailafa said now Council started to look at how to strengthen its governance, and since the interim came on board it made HYC in full force to handle its administration.
Mr Olikwailafa also adds in previous years, HYC is running in volunteer concept so whenever members have other commitments they may exit at any time.
But with support from Oxfam’s Statim Faia project and Honiara City Council-Youth Division, HYC manage to made progress in its service deliveries to effectively represent young people in Honiara.
With the past executive, Mr Olikwailafa appreciated them for their commitment throughout the years until HYC has new interim executive board.
“HYC understand their commitment in studies overseas which maybe an added value to HYC on their return,” Mr Olikwailafa said.
Mr Olikwailafa said council believe in one way or the other on past executive involvement and through their engagement with HYC, they have improved in capacity building.