Lord Mayor Andrew Mua has challenged all citizens to have a reforming mindset and attitude to make Honiara city their home and a peaceful and liveable city.
Speaking during the country’s independence celebration last week, Mua said despite people’s cultural differences, everyone must be proud to say that Honiara city is their own.
“…our city is a place with diverse cultures and yet we come to Honiara and consider it our very own. Despite the enormous challenges the city faces, many would say that we are still lacking with many important facilities to ensure a quality life, I believe out of all these challenges and difficulties, five percent are logistical problems but ninety five percent are attitude problems,” Mua said.
He stressed that the way forward for this country is to put more effort in reforming everyone’s mindset and attitude for the better.
Mua added that people of this country need to think big, act as one and work together for the better of the city.
He stressed that if this country and its people want to see positive and tangible change within the city, nothing is so difficult to simply change the mindset and attitude.
Adding, although there are challenges that the council faced with financial constraints, he had high hopes that people will continue to do their part in achieving the vision for a peaceful, clean, liveable city.
“There is a greater call to us all to contribute, or even to sacrifice if needed to effect the changes we had always dreamt of.
“It has been said that we must become the change we want to see in the world. For these are the virtues that our independence and our local heroes had fostered on us,” Mr Mua added.
By DANIEL NAMOSUAIA