PREPARATIONS for next week’s Banana Festival in Makira-Ulawa Province are well on track, according to organising committee chairman Noel Mamau.
“Final touches should be completed this week,” Mr Mamau said.
The festival, to be held at provincial capital Kirakira, will run from June 6 to 8.
Mr Mamau said all work major works have been completed in time.
On security, Mr Mamua said they don’t expect any security issues during the festival.
“If there are disturbances, we have the Kirakira police at our disposal,” he said.
“The police will definitely take care of the security side of things,” he added.
He said that entertainment will also provide during the show.
“Our stage band will be our very own One Drop and Devande,” he said.
The festival will feature display of the many banana varieties available in the province, cultural
Business houses that are expected to participate at the festival are the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands, Bank South Pacific, Origin Gas, Island Enterprises, and the Ministry of Agricultre together with Kastom Gaden.
Organisers plan to use the festival as a tourist attraction for the province.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI