BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
THE Ministry of Home Affairs is getting prepared for a big 40th Anniversary celebration this year for the country being halfway to eighty (80) years.
Speaking to Island Sun, Ministry of Home Affairs Permanent Secretary George Palua reminded that the celebration will coincide at the same time with two important events and they are the Melanesian Arts Festival and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders summit.
“The Ministry is looking forward to hosting the 40th Anniversary of Solomon Islands as it will be coinciding with these two big events,” said the PS.
“Solomon Islands Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has appointed us Permanent Secretaries (PS’s) of Ministries such as from the Tourism and Foreign Affairs to organise these events.”
“For this 40th Anniversary, we want to include everyone in the country for the big celebration.”
The actual dates for the other two big events apart from the 40th Anniversary is yet to be known.