BY JARED KOLI
The establishment of the John Coleridge Patterson University (JCPU) needs mutual cooperation with stakeholders.
Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) The Most Reverend Leonard Dawea said mutual cooperation and partnership with genuine stakeholders such as the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu Government, overseas traditional partners, Guadalcanal provincial government, churches and local communities in such a national project is vital.
Archbishop Dawea said cooperation and partnership are effective conduits to development and success in any project undertakings.
“Nothing can be difficult for a collaborative and supportive hands of friendly community that are always available to help,” he said.
The Archbishop said establishing a university is not an easy undertaking. It needs clear strategic outlook and positive mindset to pursue the project forward for accomplishment.
“But more so, I would like to think that the mutual cooperation and partnership with genuine stakeholders is vital.”
Dawea thanked responsible government ministers along with Guadalcanal Premier, chiefs and local communities who were present to witness the historic landmark ceremony on Saturday, marking the commencement of JCPU project at Kosu land in central Guadalcanal.
He also pays a special tribute to former trustees of the land, and the landowning tribes who have been working together with the church and offered the land to be purchased for the establishment of JCPU.