Sogavare's visit and opening of Premiers' conference create history in Renbel province
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is the first Solomon Islands Prime Minister to visit Rennell Island in Rennell Bellona Province. Rennell Bellona Province premier Solly Muaki revealed this during the opening of the National Premiers’ Conference yesterday.
Mr Muaki said Mr Sogavare’s presence signified his commitment to rural people and concern for provinces. He said the visit would also allow Mr Sogavare to see for himself the rural life setting in the province and some of its needs.
Renbel Premier also congratulated the government for its Bottom Up Approach Policy.
He said Rennell Bellona Province would try its best to be part of the economic activities of the country.
The conference is currently underway at Kiako lodge, Lake Tengano and nine of the premiers with their provincial secretaries are attending the conference. The Premiers conference is now expected to be hosted annually.
Source: Solomon star.