The safe and green games were officially launched on Friday with Government departments, State-owned enterprises, and the private sector coming out in full force.

Many took part in the street parade and clean-up campaigns throughout the capital city of Honiara, the host of the Pacific Games 2023.

A combined Church Service yesterday afternoon at the St. Barnabas Cathedral officially concluded 3 days of various activities marking the Pacific Games ‘Safe and Green Games Strategy’ launching.

Prime Minister and Minister responsible for PG2023, Hon. Manasseh and Madam Emmy Sogavare were among the dignitaries who graced the religious assemblage.

Preaching on the theme “Come Let Us Unite in the Body of Christ,” Pastor Ellison Bako stressed the importance of unity…. “Unity precedes God’s blessing.”

Thanksgiving and intercessory prayers were offered by representatives from the Anglican Church of Melanesia, Catholic, United Church, Seventh Day Adventist, Church of Nazarene, and SI - Full Gospel Association.

During last Friday’s launch at Lawson Tama, Prime Minister Sogavare urged Honiara residents to make it their collective goal to clean and beautify Honiara to complement HCC’s effort.

“We must join hands to transform the look of our City. Only by doing this will we present a picture of our city to our visitors that we can be proud of,” expressed the Prime Minister.

“Let us all share responsibilities and work together. This is our city, our country. It is our collective responsibility to beautify Honiara City.”

Source: Press Release