BE confident because you are a very important asset of the governments’ structure in the Rural Development Programme to support our rural communities.
This was highlighted by the Under Secretary Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination Roy Mae.
He was speaking during the closing of the second training for Technical Community Helper (TCH) yesterday where 34 participants have undergone the training for several weeks.
He said it’s not an easy task working with the rural people; however it is good that the government of the day recognizes that the rural communities must be continued to be supported with resources and capacity to create sustainable systems for the current and future building of this nation.
“I know you have witnessed during the last four weeks the level of commitment and resource the Ministry of Development Planning and Coordination are devoting to this very important project for our people” he said.
“Please take this as a personal level of responsibility that is required and demanded of everyone to serve our people to the best of your abilities” he said.
He added the participants’ experience as rural men and women for the past years of life together with the new skill learnt will help them successfully implement the program in rural Solomon Islands
“The understanding through the skill and knowledge you have received has to be customized in your daily implementation, he said.
With that,the Under Secretary spoke highly of Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) for providing the training in what is perhaps a sign of improving the collaboration between the NGO sector and the Solomon Islands Government.
Mr Mae also spoke highly of the donor support from the World Bank, Australia and The International Fund for Agriculture Development for their sincere support in funding the programme.
In two weeks time the 34 participants will go on to finish their training programme at the Solomon Islands National University SINU.
By Biriau Wilson Saeni