Gov’t identifies Choiseul Bay School for cassava and taro project

The government has identified Choiseul Bay Secondary School as an ideal location to support the western border on food security.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this when he delivered his keynote address at the Choiseul 2nd Appointed Day in Taro recently.

The Prime Minister said the government is aiming to replicate the Guadalcanal cassava and taro project model in Choiseul province.

Prime Minister Sogavare said it is time to start think policymaking.

“The government believes that schools or educational institutions must be self-sufficient and be financially independent. With subsidy tax incentives, grants and soft loans, educational institutions around the country must established a commercial arm, and is managed independently from the school administration to support its own infrastructure development, social obligations, scholarships and stabilized food security around its vicinity,” he said.

Prime Minister Sogavare said work is also underway to export processed flour and other food products in the next not too distant future.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sogavare also visited the Choiseul Bay Secondary School during his visit to Choiseul last week.

The Prime Minister spent time speaking to students and staff at the school.

Gov’t identifies Choiseul Bay School for cassava and taro project
Prime Minister Sogavare speaking to students during his visit to Choiseul Bay Secondary School.

In his brief remarks, Prime Minister Sogavare encouraged the students to be role models in the future.

He also commended the good work done by teachers to continue to raise future leaders of Solomon Islands.

“Students come and go but you remain and continue to impart knowledge to our children,” the Prime Minister told teachers at Choiseul Bay School. The Prime Minister said the Government acknowledged the commitment and contributions by teachers all around the country.

– OPMC Press