37th ANNIVERSARY THEME STANDS AS REMINDER TO PEOPLE: SOGAVARE
This year’s Independence Anniversary theme,”Unity and Empowerment for a Changing Solomon Islands” is intended to remind citizens of the need to work together.
The theme also challenged us to look beyond ethnic barriers and widen our focus on the composition of our population.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made the statement in his Independence speech today.
Prime Minister Sogavare stressed the theme reminds us – we need each other to advance the country.
He said, it also challenge us to look beyond our provincial barriers and widen our focus on the composition of our population.
“Unity and Empowerment for a Changing Solomon Islands is the theme chosen for this year’s Independence celebrations. It is intended, among other things, to remind us that we need each other to move the country forward. It challenges us to look beyond our ethnic and provincial barriers to see ourselves as Solomon Islanders. It is also intended to remind us to widen the scope of our focus into the structural composition of our population.”
The Prime Minister adds, Solomon Islands also needs investors, partners, Non-Government Organisation, Church workers and Regional organisations as development partners.
“We need our friends who are residing in the country, either as investors, development partners, non-government organisations, Church workers and regional organisations in our endeavour to develop this country. We are reminded that we are not a chain of islands lost in the tropics. Rather we are part of the regional and international community of nations.”