SOCCER can bring unity and peace in communities says Minister for National Peace, Unity and Reconciliation and MP for North Guadalcanal Samson Maneka.
He was speaking during the handing over of T-shirts to Guadalcanal U-16 girls’ team competing in the U-16 girl soccer competition at SIFF academy over the weekend.
“Why I supported soccer is because I believe that it was one of the weapons to bring peace and unity amongst young people in the communities,” Maneka said.
“I am more willing to assist in supporting and organising games in my constituency,” he stated.
“I used to be a president of Guadalcanal sport activities and I know the impact sports is bringing to the communities during my days.
“Form now and onwards I will make sure that the body will reactivated to organize sports activities in my constituency,” he added.
Maneka said, that this is the way forward for maintaining peace and unity in the communities.
He urged the MPs for Guadalcanal province to prioritize sports.
By LESLEY SANGA