The Malaita Provincial Executive Government has set out 24-26 June for its Development Summit.
The summit will feature development objectives and a way forward for peace, reconciliation and development of Malaita province.
Speaking during a talk back show through the National Broadcaster, Premier Peter Ramohia said the conference main objectives are as follows.
“One is to provide an opportunity for the new government to share and reflect with participants and other stakeholders on the development strategies and blue print, like I mentioned earlier on; the second is to take stock of the current developments in the province and its status and chart the way forward. Third is to provide an opportunity for all Malaitans leaders and officials and participants to share and express their views on the current development challenges faced in the province; fourth is to provide an opportunity for all Malaitan leaders, officials and participants to offer suggestions and strategies to progress Malaita forward in its development aspiration.”
The Malaita Premier adds, other objectives include,
“The fifth is to build strategic linkages and networking with key ministries and development partners, civil society groups and other stakeholders on the development needs and aspirations of Malaita province. Sixth is to build a network among Malaita leaders, officials and participants for future dialogue exchanges on development confronting Malaita and its people and lastly seventh; to create a forum for exchange and sharing of views for the needs and aspirations of Malaita among the Malaitan Provincial leaders.”
The Conference will need around $2-million to run.