By Mike Puia
THE Malaita maasina forum is planning to stage a Malaita national development forum next month.
The first date MMF is looking at is September 7 and the venue will be made known later.
MMF’s newly elected president Martin Housanau revealed this at his first press conference in Honiara on Wednesday.
Housanau, who was accompanied by some of his executive members, said the planned forum is to gather Malaitans to discuss practical steps and solutions to advance the province and the country.
He said for too long Malaitans dwell on past problems without looking at ways to move the province forward.
Housanau appealed to all Malaitans to unite and chart a way forward for their province.
He said there are many issues Malaita province is facing and Malaitans must work together and find solutions to them.
Housanau encourages their 14 members of parliament, provincial assembly members, their premier and leaders from various works of life to leave behind whatever issues they might have with another fellow Malaitan and work together to advance the province and nation.