BY BEN BILUA
PRIME Minister, Manasseh Sogavare has congratulated Western Province for the progress made over the past 38 years.
He made the statement during Western Province’s Second Appointed day yesterday.
Sogavare said Western Province has grown economically and socially over the past year making it one of the huge contributor to the country’s economic development.
He adds that Western Province has been leading the country’s infrastructure developments because of cooperation between landowners and developers that welcomes development.
Sogavare acknowledged the government and people of Western province for the ongoing support towards Solomon Islands.
In his speech, Premier of Western Province, Christian Burley Mesepitu acknowledged the presence of Prime Minister Sogavare and Government Ministers describing it as historical.
“This year 2021 marks the 38th Anniversary of Western Province since it was recognised as a province. Today’s occasion which is graced by our Honorable Prime Minister is no less significant and should be embraced and commemorated with equal zest and enthusiasm,” he said.
Mesepitu said his newly elected government is looking forward to work closely with the national government, donor partners and also traditional partners in driving the province’s development aspirations.
He said the recently launched Commodity Export Management Authority (CEMA) program at Noro on Monday demonstrates the province’s willingness to allocate land for national development to roll.