Naha communities mark Mother’s Day with lots of fun

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Women enjoying the Mothers Day sport competion on Sunday. Tanofilms.
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By EDDIE OSIFELO

THE four Naha communities in East Honiara have come together to celebrate Mother’s Day with food, dances and soccer games over the weekend.

The celebration started on Saturday night with feast and cultural and contemporary performances by the women and speech from guest speaker, Councilor for Vura ward, Reginald Ngati.

The theme of the event is “Mother and Environment”.

Naha 2 women enjoying the Mothers Day sports competition on Sunday.

Councilor Ngati said the theme reminds us the mothers can fit in any environment whether it is good or bad.

Ngati said mothers must concern about the environment.

He said if mothers unite in the same idea, there will be changes in the community.

Women of Naha 1 came out to support the Mothers Day competition on Sunday.

Further to that, he praised the women of the four communities of Naha for uniting together in celebrating the Mother’s Day with performances and soccer.

He said celebration brought out mothers from their homes to engage in the event.

“I am pledging to the mothers to do the same for the Independence Day celebration,” he added.

Naha girls dancing during the Mothers Day celebration on Saturday night.

On Sunday, the women engaged in a soccer competition that brought the residents of all four Naha together to cheer their teams.

It also offered the chance for market vendors to sell food and drinks to the spectators and supporters.

One of the community leaders said such celebration like sports can unite the community together.

Women in action during Naha Mothers Day sport competition on Sunday.

He said currently the leaders are working together with Councilor Ngati to get the Naha field and John Holland’s workshop to develop them for the upcoming Pacific Games in November 2023.

“We have held two meetings already and will meet with Sports Director of Honiara City Council on Thursday.

Angie selling food during the Mothers Day sports competition on Sunday

“This is to giver us direction on how to go about with the field and workshop because some people have applied for the land,” he said.

The community leader said they want to retain the field for future generations of Naha to benefit from good quality infrastructures.

Island Sun understands Honiara City Council holds the title of the field and John Holland’s workshop.


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