PAP to hold its National Convention July 22

PAP President Sir Nathaniel Waena. Photo: Secretariat of the Commonwealth

The People’s Alliance Party will hold its National Convention on July 22 at the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation Conference Hall.

The Party’s National Executive announced today the convention date and venue following its meeting in Honiara at the weekend.

A PAP press statement says today that the nine People’s Alliance Party Members of Parliament are being invited to attend the national convention, adding financial members and others intending to become members from Honiara and the provinces are also invited to attend.

The statement says secondary schools and youths and women groups in and around Honiara have also been invited to send representatives to the meeting.

Part one of the programme will include speeches from the PAP National President, Sir Nathaniel Waena, the Parliamentary Wing Leader and Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka, and a keynote address from the retired Catholic Archbishop, His Grace Adrian Smith.

Part two of the programme will include a response from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, Manasseh Maelanga to the speeches and the keynote address made earlier, general discussions on the issues raised, an overview of PAP, and lessons learnt from the past by the outgoing General Secretary, Edward Kingmele and former Party leader Kamilio Teke, and remarks from students, youth and women group representatives.

There will be presentations of papers in part three of the programme which will include amendments to PAP Constitution, the party’s 2016 Annual Report, the 2016 Financial Report and 2017 Budget Estimates, the PAP’s policy paper on its proposed Revolving Fund and membership fees.

The party statement says the national convention will also elect new office bearers who will serve during the next two years.