IN six months time, Malaita’s new executive will commence plans to attract and engage investors.
Malaita premier Peter Ramohia told the Solomon Star office in Auki, the potential of the province was never utulised.
“During my meeting with the Prime Minister this week, we discussed the fact that social problems the country face can be best addressed by focusing on Malaita.
“This is not to say other provinces should not be prioritised. In fact, unemployment and social problems that spilled from Honiara into other provinces are costing the nation and needs to be addressed from its bottom.
“I am pleased that the Prime Minister has assured Malaita of DCC’s commitment to address those issues by ensuring development projects earmarked for Malaita are implemented.”
Mr Ramohia said Malaita has the manpower that it can capitalised on adding that past government unfortunately did little or nothing to capitalise on that by providing developments that can utulise the manpower.
“It was a very fruitful discussion and I am pleased and confident that tangible things will happen in the next four years.”
He then assured the province his executive will settle work on attracting donors and investors into the province.
“We will get rid of our bad images as portrayed in the media to gain the confidence and trust of donors and investors.
“With one mind, we as professed Malaitans will move the province forward to see tangible developments in place.
“Together we will mobilize to ensure national projects are implemented.
The premier said he is adamant the policy that his executive will screen today sets the foundation for robust economic development in the province.
By TEDDY KAFO