PM encourages Solomon Islanders to rise to challenges
He was speaking at the opening of the annual trade and cultural show yesterday morning in Honiara.
Mr Sogavare says there's a need for cooperation in all levels, to move the country forward.
He says Solomon Islands is blessed with many resources and it must develop to benefit the people.
Mr Sogavare says these resources will be the target of speculative operations who would want to use them for their own benefits.
He says Solomon Islanders should work collectively to only allow genuine investors.
Thousands of people witnessed the opening of the week-long Trade and cultural show currently underway at Town ground and the cultural village.
The theme of this year's show is "working in partnership to build and shape a prosperous Solomon Islands".