10 Jan 2008

New Solomons PM to visit Malaita

8:09 am on 10 January 2008

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister Dr Derek Sikua, is today due to visit the Malaita Provincial capital, Auki.

It will be his first trip since taking office after ousting Mannaseh Sogavare in a vote of no confidence last month.

Dr Sikua will hold talks with the provincial assembly members and meet the Premier of Malaita Province.

He will be accompanied by the Malaitan members of parliament who are in his newly formed government.

The office of the Prime Minister says it is important that the prime minister visits Malaita to give assurance to Malaitan of his government's intention to maintaining the development projects on Malaita.