PM congratulates new provincial premiers

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PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela on Wednesday congratulated the newly elected premiers of Western and Choiseul provinces.

The two premiers are David Gina of Western province and Watson Qoloni of Choiseul province.

In a statement yesterday, Prime Minister Houenipwela conveyed best wishes to both premiers on their election, on behalf of the SIDCC Government.

The Prime Minister said attaining a higher calling in the leadership hierarchy is no easy feat; as it requires confidence, maturity and the ability to show leadership through smooth and rough times.

“Your election victory is a reflection of the trust and confidence bestowed to you by your colleague provincial members and the people of Western and Choiseul provinces as a whole. For that, I sincerely congratulate you,” he said.

The Prime Minister said his Government is looking forward to working with both premiers and their new executives.

“I encourage both leaders to continue the honourable service of serving our people with humility and dignity,” he said.