The people of Guadalcanal are urged to take on a coordinated and united approach to discuss matters of their concern.

Speaking at the 25th anniversary of Guadalcanal Province's 2nd Appointed Day, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said such matters include the twelve point bona fide demands.

Mr. Sogavare commended Guadalcanal Premier, Joash Salani, and his executive for taking on the initiative to have face-to-face dialogues with the national government on issues of concern.

He said such approach should also be taken at the community leadership level, adding a lot has yet to be done on this front by the people of Guadalcanal as manifested by the different positions taken by the various factions on the same issues.

Mr. Sogavare stressed that the government needed the full cooperation and understanding of the people of Guadalcanal to effectively address their bona fide demands.