Prime Minister Manasseh Damukana Sogavare has said the best Christmas gift that the Democratic Coalition for Change Government can give to the Solomon Islands people this Christmas is their collective resolve to serve the country’s national interests as long as they are in office.
Mr. Sogavare said this is to ensure that people’s hopes and dreams of Solomon Islands can be realised from here on into the future.
“The hopes and dreams of this country can be realised from here on into the future. Be assured that you are in good hands and I will do all that I can with the authority that has been bestowed upon me to ensure we do not falter on this commitment. Together we will bring an end to years of lip service and political rhetoric to achieve our development aspirations.”
The Prime Minister adds his government is finalising a comprehensive policy document aimed at stimulating the national economy, saying to rescue us from our financial dilemma, complete long standing national projects and improve overall delivery of government services.
“This development framework will be launched before the 50-day period I announced on the steps of Parliament following my election. I encourage all my fellow Solomon Islanders to be patriotic and stand united in our determination to build a better Solomon Islands where love, respect and tolerance are embraced.”
Meanwhile in his Christmas message to the nation, Leader of Parliamentary Opposition Jeremiah Manele said his simple message to all Solomon Islanders is to love and serve one another.
“From the message of God’s love this Christmas my simple message to all Solomon Islanders is to love and serve one another with more passion because it is only through service that we can stand together and move forward as one people and one country.”
Mr Manele also pays particular tribute to servicemen and women who served the country well during this festive season.
“I would like to pay particular tribute to our brave servicemen and women who are helping to maintain safety and security for all of us at home. I also thank the dedicated men and women in the emergency services who are working hard to support those in need. When we are celebrating with family and friends they and many others are all working on our behalf so they deserve our thoughts and appreciation.”