AS PART of pushing social and economic developments in Guadalcanal forward, eight Members of Parliament (MP) from the province and the Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) have held two separate meetings.
This was highlighted by Premier Bartholomew Vavanga on Monday during the celebration to mark Guadalcanal Province day.
The event was held at Nguvia Catholic station in North Central Guadalcanal.
Other wards also held their celebrations on that day as well.
Speaking to hundreds of people who have attended the event at Nguvia, Mr Vavanga said, the meeting was the first of its kind to be held between the Parliamentary leaders and the provincial government.
“It’s the first time ever for the provincial government and the eight MPs of Guadalcanal to met and discuss development issues in Guadalcanal.”
He said, past leaders of Guadalcanal have failed to conduct such meetings.
“But this meeting is clearly stated in the standing orders of provincial government to make sure provincial government executive must work closely with national leaders. And we have done that,” Mr Vavanga said.
He highlighted that such meeting is vital to allow the leaders to come together and discuss issues affecting the province.
“So far with the past meetings, we have seen some better impacts of the meeting which the leaders have appreciated,” Mr Vavanga said.
Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal and Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace Samson Maneka supported the call made by Premier Vavanga.
“The meeting was very important because we are not only discussing development issues but also the issue of peace in the province.
“Peace is something that needs to be addressed first before we can talk about development in our country. Guadalcanal province wants to ensure there is peace and security in the province before any development can kick off,” Mr Maneka said.
The MP also urged other provincial governments and their MPs work together and build their own province for a better and prosperous future.
By DENVER NEWTER