20 Apr 2007

Premier of Solomons' Choiseul province urges relocation of provincial capital

9:28 am on 20 April 2007

The Premier of Solomon Islands Choiseul Province, Jackson Kiloe, has appealed to the national government to relocate the provincial capital Taro to a higher and safer location.

Mr Kiloe made the appeal to the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation when they made a brief visit to Taro yesterday.

Mr Kiloe said Taro was spared any physical destruction but the emotional and psychological effects of the disaster had been felt by every family and person living there.

Five deaths were confirmed in the province with more than 2600 families affected by the tsunami