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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Solomon Islands must remain United

By Alfred Maesulia

The Grand Coalition for Change Government is committed to ensuring that Solomon Islands remain united. The Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare said this in his Independence massage to the nation yesterday.

He said: “This is challenging but necessary proposition.

“Our nation Solomon Islands is a unique nation among nations. Our diverse cultures and traditions, religious heritage and exotic environment form the basis or our unity.

Mr. Sogarave said Solomon Islands unity is dynamic in that “it is our responsibility to be vigilant in safeguarding that unity”.

He said his government is very serious about the unity and stability of Solomon Islands.

“We recognize that biggest threat to our unity is government ignoring the cries of our people to be involved in the social, political and economic development of this nation.

“The Grand Coalition for Change is therefore committed about leading this country in the direction that will involve all willing Solomon Islanders, especially indigenous citizens to benefit and be uplifted in their quest for brighter future,” the Prime Minister said.

Hon. Manasseh Sogavare was speaking live on air to the nation over the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation during the 28th Independence Anniversary Celebrations at Lawson Tama Stadium before a crowd of about 5,000 people.

Some of the regional Forum delegates to the Forum Economic Ministers’ Meeting also attended the celebrations, which included police parade and cultural dances.

source: Government Communication Unit (

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