Member of Parliament (MP) for North New Georgia and Minister for Ministry of Public Service (MPS) John Dean Kuku has reiterated on the need for the government to improve health and education services, as well as enhancing the infrastructure standard in the country.
Delivering his speech in the National Parliament last week Kuku stressed that education and health are two major services that the country will need to ensure that citizens get sufficient services that the country could afford.
He said that increasing the skills base of the country is the key to its development.
“And we not only need to be better educated, well informed and skilful but healthy and proactive labour force.
“The DCC government’s policy is that education and health should be accessible to all Solomon Islanders, as the government is committed to making education and health care affordable, particularly for our families who would otherwise not be able to send their children to schools and unable to afford medical costs,” Kuku stated.
The Minister reiterated on the need to improve infrastructure development around the country in order to lift the status of Solomon Islands to become a modern state.
“Roads and bridges, airstrips and wharves to name a few, a country’s infrastructure is its most basic resource for promoting opportunity, growth and equality,” he said. “Modern infrastructure increases productivity, eases the burdens of daily living, and give greater access to services,” he added.
He continued to highlight that the country needs to firmly committed to improve its existing infrastructure and create new ones as well and urged the government to start work on it now rather than doing nothing.
“This may not be fully achieved in our time of government but it is better to start than never,” he said.
By AATAI JOHN