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Program covers wide range of government departments

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (Solomon Star, August 25, 2009) – Nine young Solomon islanders are undergoing Young leaders Training Program in Japan starting this week.

The group left last week to participate in the two-week leaders program supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The initiative is held every year with various programs requested by various departments.

The participants comes from various government ministries and organisations including the Ministry of Health and Medical service, the Ministry Fisheries and Marine Resources, Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Immigration, Lands, Housing and Survey, Prime minister officer, Government communication unit, Solomon Island Broadcasting Corporation and the National Archives of Solomon islands.

Six of them will take up administrative management training while the other three engage in information and communication technology.

The program aims to advance skills of young Solomon islanders on particular field they obtain.

The leaders were told to work hard because the training is important to established better leadership in the country.

JICA Resident Representative Tokuro Watanabe encourages the participants to work hard to help the Solomon Islands ministries and government in fields they acquire with.

He said change is important and students must be creative and energetic in the program they take.

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