We want to modernise Temotu: Premier Forau

Premier of Temotu Province, Clay Forau speaking at the Temotu Province Second Appointed Day Celebrations last year. PHOTO: Elliot Dawea
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Premier Clay Forau said his government is looking at modernising Temotu Province.

Forau echoed this during the Temotu Province Second Appointed celebration held in Lata.

He said based on the Temotu Provincial government policy intention they will stand to modernise Lata, capital of the province, and the whole of Temotu province

“We stand on a policy intention to modernise this capital (Lata). We will not allow the kind of things that we see in the villages to infiltrate and influence our development in Lata town.

“We will influence out rural communities with what is happening here in the provincial capital,” Forau said.

He said he believes that if they modernise Lata township they will also be able to modernise the rural communities.

“It may not be easy, it may not come soon but this what we want to do,” Forau said.

He said they have decided to do this to become a model province and that is one part the people of Temotu province can play in developing Solomon Islands.

“So all the building erected here must be according to Provincial governments plan. We want to ensure our rural dwellers also feel and experience what civilisation and development is,” Forau said.