BY GEORGE MANFORD
PREMIER of Malaita province Peter Channel Ramohia has urged youths to rise up to the challenges facing them in the modern era.
“Youths, you are the future leaders of your beloved province malaita and you must have visions when you become leaders in the future.
“A nation without a vision is perished; he said this during his address yesterday at the youth peace building innovation forum for youths around Malaita province.
“Our province stands tall to benefit from you young people with what you have especially your potentials and man power.
“If we have leaders with no visions we will not prosper in any plans in our communities and even in our province.
“You represent your community, your ward to attend this very important forum where you can be first hand informations regarding youth issues.
“It is better for us to train how to become a leader in our communities where we have our roles to play when we took up leadership responsibilities.
“I believe after attending this forum we must think like leaders then we will be prosperous in our future endeavors.
“Our decision making is one positive way to do rightful decisions, Ramohia said.
“We must do rightful decisions rather than making decisions that will shorten your lives from becoming a leader in the future.”
Premier Ramohia thanked Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare for his presence during the forum and UNDP for the financial support towards the three-day programme.
UNDP Solomon Islands country manager Ms Azusa Kubota also thanked the participants for their response for availing their time for the forum.
“You have travel far where I can’t imagine the sacrifice you have paid.”
Ms Kubota also highlights that unemployment is the major issue and challenge in the country.
“Many youths have been left along to do further education to find job opportunities.
“In this case we have to work harder and create our own job opportunities to sustain us in our own communities.
“In the world today, world is changing in terms of technology where most jobs have been done by robots not humans which causes job opportunities to become less.
“You must make a difference in your communities and your nation as a whole.
“Currently Solomon Islands are approaching its national general election where registration is currently underway.
“Your vote is your future; your future depends entirely on your vote especially in leadership.”
75 youths from all wards around Malaita province are currently attending this youth peace building innovation forum in Auki.