The Prime Minister says Democratic Coalition for Change policies will “raise a lot of eyebrows” but the time is right for tough decisions to turn the country around.
Manasseh Sogavare made the statement in Gizo, Western Province on Monday.
He said people will question the reforms, but it is time to turn the country around.
“There’s got to be some serious reforms happening, people will raise their eyebrows and will question them, but it’s about time that we take tough decisions to turn this country and the government is determined to do that.”
The Prime Minister also said the Democratic Coalition for Change Government is committed to doing a structural reform of the government when it comes to constitutional reform.
“When it comes to the reform of the structure of the government we are committed to doing that. We have challenges though, on the plate, we have the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, five volumes of it to address the unity of this country. It is something that we need to chair it very carefully. The last thing that we want to see is this country deteriorating to pieces. We want to continue to unite this country as Solomon Islands, the country that we love so much.”
The Prime Minister was in Choiseul Province today where he joined the Provincial Government and communities to celebrate the Province’s second appointed day.