The Prime Minister’s factory visit to Solomon Islands Tobacco Company Limited (SITCO) was hailed a success.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare used the occasion to acknowledge the decision made by SITCO management to stay and continue the investment despite the company being a victim of the looting and burning during the riot of November 2021.
PM Sogavare also took the opportunity to hail SITCO’s management and its workers for their show of resilience to bounce back from the looting and damages to the company, and continuing business.
PM Sogavare said such shows of feat should be replicated in the government machinery as well.
The Prime Minister further acknowledge SITCO’s management for ensuring that the welfare of its staff members and workers are prioritized after the November 2021 riot and also during the COVID- 19 community transmission.
PM Sogavare assured SITCO management and staff that the government will ensure that the business environment is conducive for investors like SITCO.
PM Sogavare made the assurance that the government will heavily consider a police station to be located at Ranadi.
SITCO General Manager Kazi Mushfiqur Rahman also commended the leadership of the Prime Minister for keeping the economy afloat despite the challenges of November 2021 and the COVID- !9 community transmission.
Rahman urged the Prime Minister to continue to provide the right investment environment for SITCO and other investors.
The factory visit offers the opportunity for Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to see firsthand SITCO’s cigarette and tobacco production.