Prime Minsiter meeting Miss South Pacific, Janine Tuivaiti and reigning Miss Solomon Stephany Prince
PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has highlighted the importance of empowering women in the Pacific to take up the responsibility in leadership.
The Prime Minister highlighted this during a brief courtesy call made to him by the Miss South Pacific Janine Tuivaiti at the Paul Tovua Complex, Parliament last week.
During the brief meeting, the Prime Minister said he was pleased to see young women now becoming vocal in addressing issues affecting women as well as youths and children.
“I am encouraged that young icons like you are leading the way and taking the initiative in empowering our women,” he said.
Prime Minister Lilo also briefed Miss Tuivaiti who is also Miss Samoa on the Solomon Islands Government’s political party integrity bill which would be tabled in Parliament next week.
Mr Lilo said the Bill proposes that political parties must reserve at least 10% of women candidates.
The Miss South Pacific thanked the Prime Minister for taking time off his busy schedules to meet her.
Miss Tuivaiti said he was encouraged that Solomon Islands and other pacific island countries are now working towards legislating bills to encourage women leaders.
“There is a need for women leaders in the Pacific and to take up leadership roles,” she said.