BY GEORGINA KEKEA
A BOOK written, edited and published by Solomon Islanders will also be printed locally in the country. Yesterday team members of the King George Sixth School class of 78’ handed over the manuscript of the book to General Manager of Sun Printing, Oscar Vahimana, who will be responsible for the printing of the book.
Titled, ‘Leadership, Scholarship and Friendship, our Journey Post-Independence Solomon Islands’ this book has gone down in the history of Solomon Islands to be wholly local.
“Not only is it written, edited and published by Solomon Islanders, it will also be printed in Solomon Islands,” a jubilant Sam Alasia has told Island Sun in their last meeting.
Alasia says often, we have partners from overseas assisting us in such projects but for this book only Solomon Islanders are involved which indicates an improvement by Solomon Islanders.
The book is a publication of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) the first publication for the university as well.
Also speaking to Island Sun, Oscar Vahimana, General Manager of Sun Printing says he is much honored to be entrusted with this crucial job of printing. Though they have covered a lot of printing work, this book will also be the first of its kind for Sun Printing.
“I am confident that we will be able to print the number of copies needed for the launch in time and I am most happy to be selected to be a part of this project,” Vahimana said.
The book will be launched on the 5th of July at the SINU’s Panatina Pavilion. The book in particular are life stories of former KG students who were doing form six in 1978 when the country gained its Independence 40 years ago.