THE Malaita Province Premier Daniel Suidani acknowledged the Ministry of Traditional Governance Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs (MTGPEA) for its continuous effort on maintaining peace and unity in the country.
Speaking at the courtesy dinner hosted by the MTGPEA, Premier Suidani thanked and welcomed MTGPEA team, Hon Cecil Manekako representing Guadalcanal Provincial Government, Wanderer Bay Chiefs and Traditional Leaders and other parties and stakeholders for the reconciliation program to Malaita Province.
He said this issue is a long outstanding issue, and he acknowledged the National Government through the MTGPEA for continue dialogue with both parties and prioritize the reconciliation program.
Premier Suidani on behalf of the people of Malaita Province thanked the Chiefs, Traditional Leaders and people of Guadalcanal Province for generously coming forward for reconciliation and bring healing and closer to the long outstanding issue.
“Something that is precious is very fragile, friendship and love can be broken, peace, love and unity can be broken, but tonight we witness the power of unity and togetherness were Malaita and Guadalcanal have before.
“I am really grateful to see the commitment that all parties engaged with, to make sure this issue find resting place in the hearts and mind of everyone.
“Tonight I am very happy, as a Premier of Malaita Province I am proud to witness and part of the reconciliation ceremony that will take place in West Kwaio on Wednesday,” he said.
He highlighted the reconciliation ceremony that will be taking place is a symbol and sign of unity and friendship that never be broken.
The Premier said what has happen is not our making and control we all are victims, however, your presences today shows commitment of togetherness
He assured the delegation that Malaita Province and Guadalcanal Province will be friends forever for the betterment of our people and our nation Solomon Islands.
Meanwhile, Deputy Secretary Technical Emily Kupenga on behalf of the MTGPEA, thanked Malaita Province Premier Daniel Suidani for continuous partner in supporting Ministry program in the province.
She said the purpose of the coming is to implement the outstanding activities under the DCGA policy priority, also under the TRC recommendations call on to conduct reconciliation on any outstanding issue relate to ethnic tension.
Therefore, while this issue is a long outstanding issue, given the Government commitment to address this outstanding issue the team is here through the support of all stakeholders to implement this reconciliation.
She thanked all parties and stakeholder for providing a ways forward to make this program possible and soon to witness the reconciliation ceremony.
Also Guadalcanal Province MPA Hon Cecil Manekako acknowledged the Premier Suidani for hosting team on Malaita, he added our coming shows Guadalcanal Province people commitment to resolve this issue.
At the occasion Guadalcanal Provincial team presented a traditional shall money to the Premier of Malaita Province.
The first phase of reconciliation will be done at West Kwaio region, Malaita Province on the 24th Wednesday 2022 and final phase will be done at Vasale Station, Guadalcanal Province on the 26th Friday 2022.