Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has arrived in Lata ahead of the 38th Second Appointed day commemoration of Temotu Province.
The anniversary celebration takes place today.
Shortly following his arrival in the provincial capital yesterday, Mr Sogavare met with the Premier of Temotu Province Clay Forau and members of the Temotu provincial executive.
The Prime Minister met with the Temotu provincial executive to share some information and updates of mutual interest between the Government and Temotu province.
Premier Forau used the opportunity to express support of the Temotu provincial executive and its people to the Prime Minister and the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA).
Forau highlighted shipping as one of the important needs for the province.
Sogavare acknowledged the issues and needs of the province and expressed the Government’s serious concern to address the needs of Temotu Province in the shipping industry.
Sogavare is expected to travel to other parts of the province as part of his trip and as impressed upon Premier Forau during their meeting, one of his main intentions to travel to Temotu as part of joining the second appointed day is “to have the opportunity to listen and witness firsthand, the issues and needs of the people of Temotu Province”.
Sogavare will officiate as Guest of Honour in today’s programme.
He is accompanied by the Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening Rollen Seleso.