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Veke supports Federal System

Pushes for customary land availability through legislations


PREMIER for Guadalcanal Province Anthony Veke expressed that Guadalcanal’s main aspirations towards achieving lasting peace and stability is by adopting the Federal System of Governance and the introduction of legislations to avail customary land for development.

Veke made the statement when presenting his remarks on the outcome of the Guadalcanal Leaders’ Summit in November last year in yesterday’s National Dialogue to discuss solutions to sustain peace and stability.

Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke told those present yesterday that during the Summit last year under the theme, Unlocking Development Challenges and Investing in Future Aspirations, the Guadalcanal leaders came up with 23 resolutions.

“The 23 resolutions we came up with were both specific and general and the document is inclusive and is the voice of the people of Guadalcanal,” Veke said.

The Guadalcanal Assembly has adopted the 23 Resolutions and is pushing to have them implemented with the help of the National Government.

Veke added that whilst there will be many challenges ahead to achieving the resolutions, the Guadalcanal Provincial Assembly will be doing its very best to make sure it achieves its proposed resolutions.

The Guadalcanal Premier also informed those present yesterday that the Guadalcanal Provincial Assembly has summoned registered logging companies around Guadalcanal on its aims to improve roads around Guadalcanal to enhance better transportation and accessibility to understanding and working together to achieve peace through fair development.

He also announced that they will also be hosting a Land Summit next month.

Under the theme ‘ONE PEOPLE, ONE COUNTRY, ONE FUTURE’, the two-day national dialogue is jointly organised by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace and the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs.

The Government is getting support from the United Nations Peacebuilding Project to hold the national dialogue to discuss ways and means to sustain peace and stability in Solomon Islands.