SAVING HONIARA AS CAPITAL, NOT AN EASY TASK: MANEPORA’A

Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey, Hon. Andrew Manepora'a. Photo credit: Parliament.

Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey, Hon. Andrew Manepora’a. Photo credit: Parliament.

Saving the future of Honiara as the capital of Solomon Islands is not an easy task to do, says the Minister for Lands, Housing and Survey Andrew Manepora’a.

The Minister made the statement today at the opening of his Ministry’s inaugural one-day information session for residents in Honiara.

The session wanted to provide residents an opportunity to shape the future of Honiara as a capital city of Solomon Islands.

It also gave opportunities for the public to learn about land issues within Honiara City and issues regarding the Ministry of Lands.

Speaking during the opening ceremony, Minister Manepora’a told the public saving the future of Honiara City is not an easy task.

Minister Manepora’a said Honiara city needs to face critical environmental and social issues that will affect the way people live.

“Invited guests and participants to start ┬áthinking now about the saving of Honiara City is not an easy task, as looking ahead our city now needs to face some of the most critical environmental and social issues that will affect the way we live.”

The Lands Minister adds climate change and environmental hazards are challenges to shaping the future of Honiara City.

“The most notable and widespread challenge is the phenomenon of Climate Change and environmental hazards which would change the way we use our foreshores land and the way we locate our services, the way we build our houses and our infrastructure.”

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