HUMAN development for the formation of human capital is one of the underlying philosophies of Choiseul Province’s development priorities.
That’s according to the Deputy Provincial Secretary of Choiseul Province, Nelson Tanito Kere.
He made the statement during the celebration of Choiseul Province’s Second Appointed Day in Gizo, Western Province last Friday. The event was held at the Gizo Netball Court.
Speaking on behalf of the Choiseul Premier, Mr Kere said the current Choiseul Provincial Government values every Lauruan (Choiseulese) and wants to improve their wellbeing and communities.
He said human development involves education, healthy lifestyle and people’s confidence in their abilities.
“Human development is not solely about a better quality of life.
“It includes people’s productivity and their ability to make significant contributions to the progress of the material prosperity families, communities and the nation,” Mr Kere said.
“Those who have researched the dynamics of economy growth have pointed out the far-reaching role of education, health and other human qualities in generating economic growth,” he added.
Mr Kere said quality education, good health and nourishment, practical learning and technical progress all point to the importance of humans as the prime mover of material progress.
“Human development is not an end of product of economic growth. It is an indispensable ingredient to generate growth in any economy like Choiseul Province and its16 wards,” he added.
Mr Kere further added, “The policy implication from these intellectual findings was that we must incrementally invest in real opportunities and bring even the most basic capabilities within the reach of all our people.”
He said he knows that placing people’s wellbeing at the centre of what government does requires resource allocation and this will always be a tough ask.
Mr Kere said it will always be a tough ask as the National Government is preoccupied with generating economic growth so it will continue to finance all Provincial governments and just one.
By ULUTAH GINA
Solomon Star, Gizo