10 Jun 2004

Solomons premier calls for investment in country

10:54 am on 10 June 2004

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Sir Allan Kemakeza, has urged the New Zealand business community to start investing in his country again.

Sir Allan has told a gathering in Honiara, in honour of the visiting New Zealand Foreign Minister, Phil Goff, that the continuing support of New Zealand, and other donor countries is vital to ongoing rebuilding efforts in Solomon Islands.

Sir Allan's message is conveyed by his adviser, George Atkin.

"He says now that law and order is in place, the environment is conducive for investment, adding New Zealand investors and businesspeople are encouraged to invest in Solomon Islands. Sir Allan says investors are needed in Solomon Islands as it tries to rebuild its shattered economy."