Rennell & Bellona celebrate Silver Jubilee with PM Hou

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has graced the 2nd Appointed Day celebrations in Tigoa, Rennell/Bellona province.

The Prime Minister and his delegation travelled on Friday and spent two nights with the people of Rennell Island before returning on Sunday morning.

Premier of Rennell/Bellona province Collin Singamoana spoke highly of the Prime Minister for accepting his people’s invitation despite the Parliament session.

He acknowledged that the presence of the Prime Minister has graced the celebrations and the people of Rennell/Bellona are very happy to host him.

PM Hou delivering his speech during the occasion.

Member of Parliament for Rennell/Bellona province Dr Kaituu Tautai Agikimua also shared the same sentiments when acknowledging the presence of the Prime Minister.

People travelled to Tigoa from all around the island to see their Prime Minister including some from as far as Bellona.

“Thank you for accepting our invitation despite your busy schedules,” Kaituu said.

This is the first time in quite a long time for a Prime Minister to visit the province.

PM Hou, Minister Kaituú and Renbel premier watching the entertainments.

The Prime Minister when addressing the occasion conveyed his warm greetings to all the people of Rennell/Bellona on behalf of the Government and people of Solomon Islands.

“For me personally, it is indeed a great honour and privilege for me and my delegation, to be here with you today, to celebrate your Silver Jubilee and the Second-Appointed Day of Rennell/Bellona province,” he said.

PM Hou also took the opportunity to visit the World Heritage site, Lake Tegano.

He spent one night at Tegano where he travelled the lake and met some of the people and communities.

Communities around the area acknowledged the presence of the Prime Minister and to take time to visit the tourism hub; the largest lake in the insular Pacific.

The Prime Minister is fascinated about the many tourism potentials and investments Lake Tegano has to offer to the people of Rennell/Bellona province.

The Prime Minister and his delegation returned to Honiara on Sunday morning.


PM being led by traditional warrior dancers upon arrival.

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