It is this time of the year where we have to stop our work to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who came to this earth on this Christmas day, offered his life so we have life eternal. May your lives be filled with good tidings, love and peace as you join families and friends around this great nation of ours to celebrate and remember this divine gift, the Only Son of God, Jesus Christ who is our eternal hope.
From: The Permanent Secretary – Ms. Ethel Tebengi Frances; the Deputy Secretary Technical – Mr. Michael Ho’ota; Deputy Secretary Corporate and Strategic Planning – Mrs Elda Leah Wate
All departmental Directors and Staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock with their families, wish to extend – our warmest Christmas greetings
To: The Governor General, His Excellency Sir David Vunagi and Lady Mary Vunagi;
The Hon. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare MP, and Madam Sogavare;
The Hon. Deputy Prime Minister, members of the Cabinet, the Opposition Leader and Independent Leader, and Members of the National Parliament; Speaker of the National Parliament, the Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer and madam Palmer
Heads of Resident Diplomatic Missions;
Our Development partners and stakeholders; Private Sector; and Non-Government Organizations; and
Our good rural and urban farmers with their families, and the people of Solomon Islands.
2021 has been a challenging year for all of us especially with the ongoing impacts of COVID 19 on the agricultural sector and our economy. Most recently the recent civil unrest of rioting, looting and burning of some of our key business partners and infrastructures in Honiara.
But 2021 is also rewarding as well with the achievement on some of the key agriculture policy priorities of the DCGA government and so, as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ this festive season let us also reflect on our successes this year with thanksgiving, honoring God for his grace, love and faithfulness throughout 2021.
To our farmers, we at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock wish to thank you all for your continuous commitment to the growth of agriculture sector in the face of challenges brought about by COVID-19. We are truly humbled to have served you this year and are looking forward to strengthen our determination to improve your lives through greater partnership in year 2022.
To our key development partners, thank you for standing by our government and our ministry, in supporting and delivering of services to our farming communities throughout Solomon Islands. We are looking forward to stronger collaborative efforts in year 2022.
A Blessed Merry Christmas 2021 and a Joyous Prosperous New Year 2022 Celebrations.
GOD BLESS SOLOMON ISLANDS