PM visits Team Solomon at Commonwealth Games

The Prime Minister with Commonwealth Games medalist Jenly Wini. Photo: OPMC Press Secretariat

Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela met with Team Solomon last week at the Commonwealth Games Village in Gold Coast, Australia.

Minister of Home Affairs Commins Mewa and Permanent Secretary George Palua accompanied Prime Minister Houenipwela.

National Olympic Committee Solomon Islands President Martin Rara said Team Solomon was honoured by the visit.

He introduced the Prime Minister to Solomon Islands’ first ever Commonwealth Games medalist, Jenly Wini.

“Jenly has proven that Solomon Islands can compete at the international level and especially at the highest level like the Commonwealth Games,” Mr Rara said.

The Prime Minister greets Team Solomon. Photo: OPMC Press Secretariat

The Prime Minister congratulated Ms Wini on her achievement and also acknowledged the other athletes and the team officials for representing Solomon Islands well.

“This is where we stand as true Solomon Islanders, and every time we represent our country, we must be proud,” he said.

Prime Minister Houenipwela said he hopes the facilities the Government will build in preparation for the 2023 Pacific Games will help the country’s athletes train and pave the way for Solomon Islands to win more medals at the Commonwealth Games and other international competitions.

Team Solomon is expected to return to the country today.

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