Tuesday, 13 July 2010 10:54 AM

The Government Promises

Thank you for allowing me a space in your paper.

I Just want to say especially to the SI Government and generally the Politicians to think and know exactly what development are actually going to happen in reality before promising the public. Here I quoted a news from the Solomon Star newspaper website which written on Friday, June 01, 2007. It stated:

"Solomon government hopeful to open USP's fourth campus in Honiara by 2008: Minister
The Solomon Islands Education Minister, Dr Derek Sikua told students at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva last night that the government is committed to the establishment of USP's fourth campus in Solomon Islands and is hopeful that the campus will be opened by 2008.

According to Dr Sikua, the government needs an initial SBD$40 million to relocate the current USP Solomon Islands Campus in Honiara to the new earmarked site near the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education (SICHE), which will enable the campus to open its doors to the first intakes.

Sikua adds that in order to construct halls of residence or dormitories for students as well as staff quarters, the government would need a total of around SBD$130 million.

It is understood the Solomon government is responsible for construction of that campus while USP will only provide the human resources and other facilities to get the campus rolling..............."

Similarly, recenty one of the political parties contesting in the coming general election promised that one of their priorrities is to build the Solomon Islands National University in Malaita.

There are many talks about such development in country. I have been heard such promises since I was in primary school.

Therefore, I would like to encourage the government and the politician to stop such unattainable empty promises.

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