Newly-elected provincial members of Malaita are urged to choose a good premier to lead the province for the next four years.
John Ramo made the appeal as provincial members gather in Auki tomorrow to elect a new premier.
Ramo said this new government must learn to move away from the kind of governance Malaita has been through under the last leadership.
“We should not entertain the concept of regionalism as seen in the last government. What the province needs is a premier who can lead it out of its financial woes,” Ramo said.
“Malaita is currently on its knees.
“In my humble view we need a leader who is well-versed with local, national and international issues.
“A person who knows the government machinery and laws governing them.
“We need a leader who has a heart for the people and who thinks of his province, not his ward.”
Ramo added nepotism, regionalism, and lack of foresightedness are what hindered the last government from moving the province forward.
“I call on the 33 members to look out for a good leader or elect a leader who can lead this province with hope for the next four years.”