BY SAMIE WAIKORI
PREMIER of Malaita province, Daniel Suidani has described the newly opened Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) Auki building as a ‘new kid on the block’ in Auki.
The building was described a facelift to Auki town, one that not only SINPF and Our Telekom would be proud of, but the government and people of Malaita province for hosting and having the building.
Speaking during the official ceremony to officially open the building on Tuesday, Premier Suidani thanked SINPF and Solomon Telekom for their efforts to ensure Malaita province has the building.
He thanked them for the confidence invested in such a new infrastructure in the province, one he said would be the beginning of others to come.
“I believe your confidence in investing in Malaita will provide a pivotal message to other major business houses in the country that Malaita is ready to welcome any worthy investors.
“It is the fact that Malaita has a big population that any investors should be able to rely on when it comes to trade and doing business.
“And the key to any striving economy be it national or sub-national is a growing private sector investment.
“My MARA government welcomes and encourages the private sector to continue increase its participation in the local economy of Malaita province,” Suidani said.
On that note, he stressed that public sector intervention in business enterprises must not be done to crowd private sector participation.
“We must continue to allow conducive partnerships of business houses and even private public sectors partnerships,” Suidani said.
He thanked Our telekom on behalf of the people and government of Malaita for their foresight in investing in the building and SINPF for funding the building.
Suidani said MPG looks forward for futuristic thinking of SINPF to continue support the tangible investments on Malaita province.