Guadalcanal Political leaders resolve differences


Premier Francis Sdae and MP for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia during the reconciliation ceremony

Political leaders of Guadalcanal Province have resolved their differences in a traditional reconciliation ceremony this morning ahead of their province’s second appointed day celebrations next month.

The Chupu reconciliation ceremony was held in the presence of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the Prime Minister’s Office. 

Speaking on behalf of the Guadalcanal Provincial Government, Premier Francis Sade apologizes for recent statements made against the national government.

“I appreciate your humility in coming forward for our reconciliation this morning. We will continue to work together with the government to pursue our people’s development aspirations. I also would like to share my sincere apologies to the national government and Guadalcanal Members of Parliament.”

Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for East Guadalcanal and the Minister for Mines Bradley Tovosia says, Guadalcanal MPs of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement want to see the genuineness of the reconciliation.

“We need to stay together with the government and address issues facing our people of Guadalcanal, their needs and development aspirations.”

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the Guadalcanal leaders during the ceremony

  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was also given the opportunity to say that our traditional way of settling disputes must be respected as it existed long before the introduction of the church and the current governing systems.

The reconciliation follows heated media debates raised among the Guadalcanal leaders. 

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