Govt works on policy to engage rural people in economic activities


The Government is working on a rural development policy and its accompanying legislative framework that will see the participation of rural people in economic activities especially in the productive and resource sectors.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare revealed this in his speech as the guest of honour during the occasion to celebrate the second Appointed of Choiseul Province in Honiara yesterday.

PM Sogavare (Center) and Minister of Finance and Treasury Honoarable Harry Kuma (Right) and President of Lauru Peoples’ Association, Nanette Tutua. After cutting the Second Appointed Day cake

PM Sogavare acknowledged that Lauru people are naturally hardworking and are willing to take on challenges if given the opportunity in economic activities.

“This is a challenge that we as leaders must be willing to take on as a deliberate policy decision.” 

“On that note the National Government is working on a comprehensive rural development policy with its legislative framework that will facilitate the active involvement of our people in the rural area in worthwhile economic activities in the productive and resource sectors,” Mr Sogavare said.

He further revealed that so far development partners have been overwhelmed with interest to be part of the program as soon as the framework is in place. 

“it is hoped that the supporting legislative and administrative framework will go before parliament in mid-2024,” the Prime Minister added.


Prime Minister’s Press Secretariat

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