FOLLOWING concerns raised by people of North West Choiseul Constituency following the release of $3million from the government for the purchase of a new boat for the constituency, a meeting is being planned for next Sunday.
In a statement last Sunday Moses Pelomo of the Vatate Task Force Chairman said people from North West Choiseul Constituency in and around Honiara will have a chance to discuss their proposed shipping company next Sunday, 26th October at the Museum Auditorium starting at 2.00 pm.
“The Task Force is calling all interested people of the constituency to come to this public meeting so that we concerns or doubts that they may have on the formation of VATATE Investment and Development Co. Ltd (VIDCL) are clarified.
“And more importantly, provides an opportunity for us to map out the best way of using this national government policy grant to alleviate the shipping services to NWCC and Choiseul Province that our people cried for.”
The Task Force in that statement said it specifically request the attendance of its people who have knowledge, experience in the technical areas of shipping, management, operations and legal aspects of the project to share their views during the meeting.
“Women and young people are also most welcome and encouraged to come and take active part in the discussions as the future of the expected service will be for your benefit.
“One of key outcome for the meeting will be inclusion of a fair representation of all the seven Wards of NWC Constituencies by volunteers who are prepared to share their knowledge, experience and time serving in the Task Force. Be ready to put your hands up and counted.
“The Task Force believes that with your active participation and constructive criticism during this meeting will help the Task Force to ensure that this company will be owned by our people and provide expected services for them to fully participate in development that will help them achieve their own family goals as well as for the Varisi, Tavula and Tepazaka regions of Choiseul, the province and Solomon Islands.
“We thank you in advance for your coming. Please pass on the message by word of mouth and other IT means so that as many people as possible come.
“We also welcome any Lauru people from other constituencies to come if they are interested or want to share their thoughts with us.”