26 July 2019
Faith in Solomon Islands youth
The Solomon Islands Prime Minister, the Hon.Manasseh Sogavare, recently spoke about young children being moulded to become responsible citizens. He said at the time:
“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,”
What the Prime Minister said to the youth in the Solomon Islands I hope will be taken to heart but I remain optimistic that with jobs leading to paid employment, training and more education the youth that he was addressing will not fail in their duty to the country and the wider world.
The incentive is on the government to ensure the youth of the country has the incentive and the drive to become the leaders and the drivers of the future.
Today, Friday, I read that a UN regional meeting just concluded in New Caledonia with the aim of providing Pacific solutions to the issue of ocean conservation, a Pacific youth representative had said her generation will be the region’s leaders in efforts to reverse the decline in the ocean...
With employment and the incentives I have highlighted, I have faith Solomon Islands young people will, in coming decades, make bold leadership choices and decisions to ensure the country develops according to democratic and Christian principles.