Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation arrived in Kirakira yesterday morning ahead of today’s celebrations of Makira-Ulawa province’s second appointed day.
The province turns 38 today.
Prime Minister Sogavare touched down at Ngorangora airport to an exciting traditional warrior welcome before he was received by Premier Julian Maka’a and members of his executive.
The Prime Minister was humbled by the Makira hospitality before he was escorted to the Provincial Capital, Kirakira.
In Kirakira, the Prime Minister attended to a series of engagements including a meeting with the Provincial Assembly, a visit to the Kirakira hospital, the new Kirakira Ramp and other sites.
The Prime Minister will deliver his keynote address during the official celebration today.
The Prime Minister is accompanied by a number of ministers, members of Parliament and Senior Government Officials.
The Ministers include Provincial Government Minister Rollen Seleso, Minister of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification Bradley Tovosia, Minister of Education Lanelle Tangada, Minister of Lands Ishmael Avui, Minister of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs, Freda Tuki and Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Nestor Ghiro.
Also joining the Prime Minister’s delegation is Malaita Province’s Deputy Premier Randal Sifoni representing other provincial premiers.
The Prime Minister’s party were flown into Kirakira from Marau in East Guadalcanal after celebrating Guadalcanal Province’s Second Appointed Day on Monday.
–GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION UNIT