BY SAMIE WAIKORI
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed yesterday on the island of Ugi in-light of a proposed wharf project for the island.
Premier of Makira Ulawa Province (MUP), Hon Standley Siapu said the MOU was signed between staff of MID, representatives from the provincial government and landowners in Ugi.
He said morning yesterday, staffs from MID and two of his senior ministers left Kirakira to Ugi for the signing.
Mr Siapu therefore expressed his gratitude on behalf of the government to landowners and the national government for the achievement.
He see this as a milestone for his people on the island as it will contribute to the development of the province.
Mr Siapu stressed that as the province is striving for improvement, taking stride in various areas of development in the province is what people and the provincial government should have applauded.
He urged the people in Ugi or those who will benefit from the project to take great care of the facility soon to be constructed.
Mr Siapu also appealed to those on the island to work hand-in-hand with both national and provincial governments for any future development of the island.
He pointed out that his government is in full support of any form of development in the province, and they will continue to work together with people to ensure tangible development is achieved.
The premier also urged the people in the province to open up their resources as it is the only way one can allow development to the province.
Mr Siapu reiterated that partnership in development is very important and they must work together to achieve development.
Explaining the status of the project, he said MID already issued the tender for the wharf construction and soon the tender will be awarded to the contractor.
Mr Siapu said as long as the project is awarded, construction on the wharf will then start.