The Solomon Islands Government has met with the country’s heads of churches to discuss a potential collaboration for the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara.
The federal side was represented by the Government Services Integration Committee (GSIC), while the latter were acted for by the Solomon Islands Christian Association (SICA) and the Solomon Islands Full Gospel Association (SIFGA).
The parties held talks over how to stage a “safe and green Games”, with both sharing a commitment in the “beautification and clean-up of the city”.
“The churches are an important stakeholder, and engaging with them is also important,” said GSIC chair Bernard Bataanisia.
“This include, providing spiritual support and counselling, as well as other areas of interests.”
Executive Director of the National Hosting Authority, Christian Nieng, claimed that the country is making good progress in its preparations to host the event, which is scheduled to take place from November 19 to December 2 next year.