Outgoing West Honiara MP Namson Tran launched his campaign platform yesterday as he seeks a second term in parliament.
As part of the launching, a magazine recounting some of the projects funded during his term, was also launched and distributed.
Tran outlined to the gathering his plans for the next four years.
“We will build on the many developments and assistance we got during my term if you allow me to lead again in the coming elections,” he said.
“My aim is to focus on empowering families, groups such as youths, women and others, to continue my assistance towards churches, communities, health and education, people living with disability, infrastructure, and avenues whereby employment is encouraged.”
He apologised to constituents if he did not meet expectations but assured people that further help to build on from achievements over the past four years will continue.
He urged his supporters to respect other candidates and support with humble hearts.
“Let us respect each other, respect our laws and refrain from using bad language, violence and or taking laws in our own hands.”
The launching was attended by the caretaker deputy prime minister Manasseh Maelanga and others.
Tran also thanked constituents for the support rendered during the past four years when he was at the helm.
His speech was received by loud applauses almost at the end of all paragraphs.
Tran in the past four years was acknowledged by the Ministry of Rural Development for showing an example by taking the lead in retiring of acquittals of constituency funds used.
He appealed to constituents to ask him about allegation leveled against him in the past.
“Some of the allegations such as the petition, citizenship and others were already cleared by the courts, but I am ready to clarify these aspects further during my campaigns.
“I stand here tall and proud as a Solomon Islander with a clear conscience who has nothing to hide.”
He urged constituents to maintain peace and respect in the period leading up to the elections.