The Temotu Vatud Constituency has continued its commitment by investing millions of dollars under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Programme towards the development of its constituency human resource.
VATUD Constituency Accountant Officer Gladys Mavae told the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD).
“Geographically, our constituency is a very remote constituency and accessing basic services remain a challenge.
“Distance and time have a huge impact on our Constituency in terms of tangible development on the ground. So, our Member of Parliament Honourable Freda Tuki has seen it fit to take that path by investing in human resource development,” Ms. Mavae said.
She said investing in education is not just the right move but it is also smart economies.
“Education lead towards health, empowerment and employment,” Ms Mavae emphasized.
Meanwhile, Constituency Development Officer (CDO) Justin Faka Tanema said education is essential because education gives people the skills and education, they need to be successful in life.
“This is why education plays a big role not only for students but also adults striving to get an education that will allow them to provide for their families,” Mr Tanema said.
He further stated that due to the constituency remoteness, their people has been left out from many opportunities and basic services, so investing in education and human resource development is another way forward for their constituency as development is concerned.
“As long as our people are learning and growing, we are nurturing our education for our benefit and for the benefit of the country as well,” he added.
Ms Mavae added that already the constituency have supported their VATUD Constituency students by sponsoring their tuition at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and the University of South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands Campus.
“We will continue to invest in our children’s education for the good of our Constituency and the country as a whole,” she said.
She then thanked the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) for the CDF program which allows them to access much needed funds to support their human resource development.
Ms Mavae also acknowledged their MP for supporting this initiative since coming into parliament.
A team from the VATUD Constituency Office is currently in the constituency delivering projects to beneficiaries in the Duff Islands, Vanikoro, Utupua, Tikopia and Anuta.
More than $6 million worth of materials are shipped to the Constituency aboard MV Vatud Star a fortnight ago to deliver materials for community projects, school, clinics and individual projects.
MRD Communications Officer Mr Fanasia Jnr is accompanying the project delivery team to get information on the ground on how the CDF projects are utilised on the ground.
– MRD Press