PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says our young generation who constitute our future need God’s wisdom and guidance.
Sogavare highlighted this in his recent speech to mark the 41st Anniversary of Solomon Islands early this month.
He said in order for our young generation to learn to be responsible citizens, parents’ play a key role to shape the children in their early stage.
“Parents helping to mould our children to be responsible citizens is our first and foremost responsibility,” he said.
He said the state too has a responsibility in putting systems in place to assist in guiding the young generation.
“I humbly call on all who are responsible for providing guidance, mentoring and leadership to our young generation to do so with the greatest of urgency,” he said.
He said the call includes the current government and its various institutions.
“We must leave behind a legacy we can all be proud of – a country with a strong economy, good infrastructure and a robust service delivery system that will infuse our young generation with national consciousness and good citizenship that will promote, uphold and respect others for the greater good of all,” he said.
Sogavare said the country was not built by elected leaders alone but it was and will continue to be built by everyone including fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, people from all walks of life.
“We all have and will continue to be the building blocks for our beloved nation,” he said.
By IAN M.KAUKUI