BY SAMIE WAIKORI
PREMIER of Malaita Province has acknowledged female graduates in APTC’s graduation ceremony in Auki yesterday – for taking on leadership skills.
In his keynote address, Hon Peter Channel Ramohia said women play a crucial role in the progress of families and societies.
He added that by upskilling women with good leadership skills, they can help drive positive development not only in Malaita province but the country.
“It is well noting and acknowledged that three leadership and management programmes were delivered specifically for women in Honiara, Gizo and Auki with funding from Australia.
“This I understand was the first time that the programme was delivered in the provincial areas,” the premier said.
He also accredited APTC’s ongoing partnership with relevant private sector bodies and TVET institutions in the country.
Mr Ramohia encouraged the graduates to apply the skills they have learnt to contribute to the growth and development of the province.
He urged them to work hard and be a shining example in their work places and communities to serve the province and the country with their best.
The premier acknowledged APTC and its staff for their support in providing Australian standard skills and qualifications for his people of Malaita.
“I look forward to seeing more people from my province taking up the opportunity to upskill at a quality institution like APTC.”