DEPUTY Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has led a high-level delegation to attend the Malaita Province 2nd Appointed Day celebrations in Auki.
The Deputy Prime Minister and his delegation flew to Auki on Thursday evening ahead of the celebrations tomorrow (Friday14th August 2020).
The Deputy Prime Minister’s delegation also included Opposition MPs, Hon Matthew Wale Opposition Leader, Hon Peter Kenilorea and Hon John Maneniaru.
Maelanga is also accompanied by the other Government Minister’s and MPs including Provincial Government Hon Rollen Seloso, Minister Hon Minister of Aviation Hon Peter Shanel Agovaka, Minister for Tourism Hon Bartholomew Parapolo, Minister for Justice Makario Tagini, Minister of Planning Hon Rex Ramofafia, Minister for Agriculture Hon Senley Filualea, Education Minister Hon Lanelle Tanangada, Hon Augustine Auga, Hon Stanley Sofu, Hon Titus Fika, and Hon Jackson Fiulaua.
The delegation touched down to a packed crowd at the Gwaunaru’u airport and was met by Malaita Premier Hon Daniel Suidani and members of his provincial government.
Deputy Prime Minister Maelanga is the guest of honour who will be delivering his keynote address during the celebrations.
Malaitan’s who were at the airport have expressed their gratification to see the DPM led delegation, which nvolved MPs from both the Government and the Opposition.
“This is the kind of bi-partisan approach we want to see from our leaders. Thank you to both the Government and Opposition for coming together to celebrate our day here in Auki.”
The Deputy Prime Minister and his delegation will return on Saturday 15th August.
Auki is set to come alive this weekend as sporting and music activities are also planned for the celebration.
Local singing sensation Sharzy and other local musicians have also been invited to perform during the celebrations in Auki this weekend.