18 Sep 2013

New Tuvalu Govt to release road map for first 100 days in power

6:35 am on 18 September 2013

The new Tuvalu government plans today to release a road map laying out its policy over its first 100 days in power.

The government was voted in five weeks ago and prime minister Enele Sopoaga says it got a boost last week with the winner of the Nui by-election committing to their side.

He says the road map will present the government's priorities, covering governance issues, economic growth, stability, and foreign and social policy.

"There are things that can be delivered within 30 days, within 60 days, within 100 days. There are things that we cannot deliver in whole, but we can deliver at least an initiation of those in terms of consultation and planning for proper delivery during the following year. And this is timely because we are currently producing our national budget for next year."

Mr Sopoaga says it is extremely important that they communicate these ideas to the people of Tuvalu and the country's development partners and other stakeholders.