The Democratic Coalition for Change Government front man Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare extends a special congratulation to members of the Solomon Islands Chinese Community as they celebrate the 2015 Chinese New Year.
Prime Minister Sogavare says 2015 is known as the Year of the Sheep on the Chinese Calendar.
Mr Sogavare emphasised, as members of the Chinese Community take time out to celebrate the biggest event on the Chinese Cultural Calendar, it is his sincere hope and prayer that this ‘Year of the Sheep’ will bring prosperity and comfort as family members join in festivities both here and abroad.
He says, the Chinese people have a rich and enduring culture and Solomon Islands can learn from their rich heritage.
Mr Sogavare says his prayer is that our peaceful co-existence continue as we work together to build a better future for our two peoples as we have shown in the partnership in nation-building.
He says on this momentous occasion, it is his duty as the leader of the Government of the day to acknowledge with gratitude the significant contributions the Chinese community has made towards Solomon Islands’ economy, particularly in the retailing business sector and other support.