The Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace and the Solomon Islands Development Trust have launched the “Iumi Tok Abaotim Peace Program 2014” today.
Speaking to officially launch the program the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Lenis Rukale says the “Iumi Tok Aboutim Peace” program is an initiative of the ministry, supported by the United Nations Development Fund under the Human Security Trust Fund project.
He says it is also part of the ministerial corporate plan strategy on peace advocacy that will be implemented for the next three years from now until 2016.
Mr. Rukale says the objective of the program is to advocate for peace through communicating with the general population of Solomon Islands.
“The objective of the ITAP program is to advocate for peace through communicating with the general populace of Solomon Islands. By doing so, it is hopped to contribute to the prevention of conflict and ultimately will lead to the overarching objective of a peaceful, stable, united and prosperous Solomon Islands. The mode of communicating peace in the ITAP program includes radio awareness and drama activities that would be aired over the local AM radio, the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation and the distribute of leaflets, posters and stickers to schools.”
He said posters will also be distributed to government ministries, NGO offices and the general public as well as putting up peace billboards.
SIBC News understands the Solomon Islands Development Trust, SIDT, is being engaged to produce radio awareness and drama programs that will run twice a week starting this month until December this year, which will be done in episodes.