FORUM SOLOMON Islands International (FSII) has confirmed it will host a public forum in Honiara, tomorrow – Tuesday 4th August.
Called the “Peoples’ Forum”, the purpose of the Forum is to gauge views from concern stakeholders about the Government’s controversial decisions.
The FSII Board said that the recent strings of controversial decisions triggered a lot of uproar amongst its members and prompted a call to consult other stakeholders.
In its consultation with stakeholders, everyone felt that organizing a public forum would be useful to gauge and collect views from concern stakeholders who are directly affected by some of the controversial decisions.
“The objective of the peoples’ forum is to basically measure stakeholders views about the DCCG decisions and to listen to their opinions,” said the FSII Board.
“There is no hidden agenda as some may have assumed. FSII has no intention to pull down the government nor do we want to champion a campaign to overthrow legitimate government.
“In the past, we saw citizens taking the law in their own hands, this is what FSII wants to avoid”, the statement explained.
The FSII Board said that citizens have the right to express their views but this has to be done in a responsible and respectful mode.
FSII Board said it will assort all views, opinions and suggestions to formulate resolutions during the forum and will be presented to the DCCG.
The Peoples’ forum is set to start at 10:00am, Tuesday 4th August at the National Museum Auditorium.
More than 40 participants including NGOs, CSOs, community chiefs, youth leaders, church leaders, Community Associations, Business organizations, Ethnic group leaders, Diplomatic missions and others have been invited to attend the Peoples’ forum.
The Board also confirms that they have also sent invitation to the Prime Minister’s Office, the Opposition Office and the Leader of Independent group.
“We invite everyone to come, listen and participate in the forum”, the Board statement concluded.
– FSII News