MALAITA TO CELEBRATE 33 YEARS AS PROVINCE
Malaita Province will celebrate its 33rd Second Appointed Day tomorrow.
A statement from the province confirmed this yesterday.
The statement says Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is invited to be the chief guest at the occasion.
The theme for this year’s celebration is: ” Engaging Malaitans in Peace Building, Indigenous Governance for Community Resilience.”
The one day program will commence with a drum beating at 5am tomorrow.
SIBC will live broadcast tomorrow’s celebrations from Auk.
Meanwhile, Malaitan’s in Honiara will celebrate the ‘Malaita Provincial Second Appointed Day’ tomorrow with activities beginning from as early as 6am.
Vice chair of National Malaita Fundraising Committee Mr. Redley Raramo confirms.
Mr. Raramo says the National Malaita Fundraising Committee uses tomorrow’s event to call on all Malaitans to commune in unity and celebration.
He says Malaitans must also pride themselves in donating towards the proposed new Malaita provincial chamber – an important component of tomorrow’s celebration.
Mr. Raramo says Honiara’s celebration theme: “Rise up Malaita” is a direct ask for individual Malaitans to zero in their focus on the development of Malaita.
The Vice Chair adds, his committee wants to see the leadership qualities of the original Ma’asina Ruru Movement reignited and keep aflame.
“I encourage the people of Malaita to begin to rise in terms of taking the lead in the development endeavours of Malaita province. Malaitan leaders in the past have been together as one working towards unity and self-autonomy in the past Ma’asina Ruru movement. This is the kind of spirit that we want to reignite in the people of Malaita, especially the ordinary people of Malaita.”
Mr. Raramo appeals to all friends of Malaita to also come out and join in the celebration at the National Art Gallery tomorrow.
He says those with negative connotations about current transparent efforts to build the new Malaita Provincial Chamber have no place in muscling Malaita development aspirations.