Minister for Culture and Tourism has thanked traditional landowners of Guadalcanal province who have given permission to build Honiara city.
Bartholomew Parapolo highlighted this during the official launching of the National Tourism Strategic Plan 2015-2019 at the National Museum on Friday.
Attending the official launching ceremony were Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Deputy Prime Minister Douglas Ete,Cabinet Ministers, Leader of Opposition, Leader of Independent, Heads of Diplomatic Missions, heads of regional and international organizations, private sector representatives, tourism operators and senior government officials.
Mr Parapolo in his official speech acknowledged the traditional landowners of Guadalcanal who have given permission to build Honiara city.
“Let me first of all acknowledge the traditional Landowners of this land(Guadalcanal Province) who have given permission for this city to be built on their land.
“I wish to acknowledge the past, present and future landowners of this land and thank them for their presence with us this morning’s event (Friday) who have continued torender their support for this industry,” Mr Parapolo said.
The National Tourism Strategic Plan 2015-2019 can be collected at the Ministry and SIVB office. You can also visitSIVB website – www.visitsolomons.com.sb as well.
By DENVER NEWTER