The Minister Hon Freda Rangirei Rotutafi, Permanent Secretary Dr Cedrick Alependava, Senior Management and the staff of the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs wish to extend our season’s greetings and best wishes to:
The Governor General His Excellency Sir David Vunagi and Family, Prime Minister Honourable Manasseh Sogavare and Madam Sogavare, Speaker of the National Parliament Honourable Patteson Oti and Madam Oti, Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer and Lady Palmer, Deputy Prime Minister Honourable Manasseh Maelanga and all Ministers of the Crown, Leader of the Opposition Group Honourable Matthew Wale, Leader of the Independent Group Honourable Dean Kuku, All Members of Parliament, Honiara City Council Lord Mayor and Councillors, Provincial Premiers and provincial members, Heads of Diplomatic Missions, International, Regional and Non-government organisations, State Owned Enterprises, the Private Sector and all business houses, Church Leaders, Chiefs and Community Leaders, the Peace Keeping Force –of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji & Papua New Guinea and all men, women, youth and children of Solomon Islands.
As we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ may the spirit of peace, love and unity be upon us and be our guiding star this festive season.
This year 2021, we have experience some difficult times however even under these circumstances we as a Christian nation shall reflect on the birth of Jesus as a symbol of peace and hope that next year will be a better year for all of us.
It is our Ministry’s priority to strengthen policy coherence and stronger collaboration between line ministries, provincial governments, all stakeholders to reduce violence, rape and abuses against Women, girls and Children, and to collectively pay attention to the needs and aspirations of our young people.
In 2022 and onwards, the Ministry will strengthen collaboration with faith based organizations to advocate and educate families and churches on reducing gender based violence and child abuse to ensure safer communities for all.
We wish you all a safe and violence free festive season and may this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright new year 2021.
Have a blessed Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year 2022.