President of the Guadalcanal Post-Conflict, Reconciliation Rehabilitation and Restoration Association, Joseph Sangu acknowledged Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his government for moving the peace program forward.
Mr Sangu made the comment at the official opening of the National Healing and Apology Programme this week.
“I just want to acknowledge the Prime Minister’s political will and the DCC Government in moving this process forward as the country deserves peace and it belongs to the people so we need to rebuild the country and I am urging everyone to come together from the mountains to the rivers of Guadalcanal and in Solomon Islands that we need to advance peace.”
Meanwhile General Secretary and founder of the Solomon Islands Post-Conflict Rehabilitation Restoration Association Malaita, Timothy Amani says the program is for Solomon Islanders to accept former combatants back into the society.
“The National Apology week is for your the public to come and accept us back into society. For us ex-combatants, we’ve reconciled a long time ago and this program is to show a sign that you are accepting us so thank you very much to the Prime Minister for emphasising the need for a national apology as this will help our country to progress forward.”