MAKIRA ULAWA CELEBRATED 31 YEARS AS PROVINCE TODAY
Makira Ulawa Province today celebrated its 31st Second Appointed Day in the provincial capital Kirakira.
Speaking during the celebrations Premier Thomas Weape highlighted some achievements of the province during his term in office.
Director of Government Communications Unit George Hemming reports from Kirakira, one of the achievements highlighted by the Premier was the qualification of Makira Ulawa Province for the performance assessments for the Provincial Capacity Development Fund, PCDF.
Mr Hemming says another achievement quoted by Mr Weape was the improved Governance systems that has in turn improved service delivery to the province, particularly in infrastructure.
“And this has resulted in the improvement of service delivery for the province to help the people in their livelihood and businesses. This was due to improved infrastructure, especially roads that has connected or linked the people with the provincial capital Kirakira so people can come and do their businesses, and receive services from the provincial Government.”
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga says political instability in provincial governments slows down provincial development aspirations.
Mr Maelanga made this statement during the Makira Ulawa 31st Second Appointed Day celebrations today.
The Acting Prime Minister encouraged provincial politicians and provincial leaders to throw their support behind the Premier and future Premiers.
Director of Government Communications Unit George Hemming reports Mr Maelanga as saying political instability in provincial governments is a stumbling block to provincial development.
Mr Hemming says Mr Maelanga also encouraged land owners to allow their land for development programmes.
“And also Maelanga gave a call for resource owners especially land owners in this province to allocate or allow their land for development programmes that the province wants to achieve or even the National Government plans to do for the province especially in the infrastructure, or social service like health and education and other necessary services for the province to develop.”