Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has highlighted the importance of Parliament induction program during the opening of the program at the Heritage Park Hotel on Monday evening.
In his speech he reiterated his admiration on the theme of the induction program is ‘TO LEAD is to SERVE-United Action for a better Solomon Islands.’
The PM stressed that the purpose of the induction program is to raise awareness among participating parliamentarians of key parliamentary departments, services and facilities.
“The induction program sets out to explain the important structures, functions and obligations of these key parliamentary institutions,” PM stated. “So members of parliament are better able to appreciate these in relation to their crucial roles in national leadership and accountability,” he added.
Sogavare asserted the importance of the program as it is designed to balance MPs’ need for capacity building and skills transfer with demands for the greater engagement of MPs in Parliament procedure and public policy discussions.
“To be effective in whatever you do; you must also be knowledgeable about what to do,” the PM stressed.
The PM also stressed on the significance of being professional and specialised as critical aspects of the modernised global community, by urging Solomon Islands MPs to acquaint themselves with these important qualities and characteristics.
Sogavare concluded his remarks by hoping that at the end of the induction program, which is scheduled to complete by the end of this week will certainly helps MPs to find it fruitful and invaluable exercise.
By AATAI JOHN