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Luganville and Honiara establish sister city relations

Luganville town and the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara, have established Sister City ties.

Papers formalizing the relationship were signed Friday in Port Vila at the Town Hall by the Lord Mayor of Luganville, Trevor Moliva and the Lord Mayor of Honiara City, Andrew Mua.

The occasion was witnessed by the Lord Mayor, Reuben Olul and staff of Port Vila Municipal Council.

Port Vila has established same ties with Honiara and under this relationship, the Deputy Mayor of Port Vila, Ulrich Sumpto, spent one week in the Solomons’ capital two weeks ago looking at the operations of Honiara City Council.

In a reciprocal arrangement, the Lord Mayor of Honiara and two female staff members of his council were guests of Port Vila Municipal Council last week.
Port Vila Municipality’s public relations officer, Willie Saksak, says the two female officers of Honiara City Council spent most time with Port Vila Municipal Council’s Information Technology office learning how the council’s property tax information is managed.

The delegation from Honiara City Council arrived in Port Vila the previous weekend with Deputy Mayor Sumpto and they were met at Bauerfield by Lord Mayor Olul and senior staff of the municipal council.