PPP party of 21st Century: Kilman
The President of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and Prime Minister Sato Kilman, told over 500 PPP delegates in his official address at party congress in Mele Village yesterday afternoon that the party must prove itself that it is the party of the 21st century.
“We must proof that we can think beyond political obstacles and to proof to the people and the nation that PPP is a political party with a broad vision for the development and betterment of the country,”said PPP President Kilman.
“We must thank our coalition partners who have humbled themselves and allowed PPP to take up the position of Prime Minister which I occupy as well as the position of the Speaker of Parliament plus the ministerial portfolios of the Ministry of Agriculture and Internal Affairs. And other important parliamentary positions held by PPP MPs in parliament,” the party President told supporters.
Mele Chiefs and people welcomed PPP President and delegates into the village. Chief Masai spoke on behalf of the chiefs and Imere people.
“We warmly welcome you all to Imere. We all look forward to the outcome of your congress for a way forward and believe the time is right for this. We trust God to guide you wisely in your congress and once again welcome to Imere,” said Chief Masai. Other Mele Chief Poilapa is expected to make remarks at the closing of the congress.
Before entering the Farea Pasifika for the official opening of the party congress, the PPP President ceremonially presented a pig, mats, calico, yam and food to the chiefs and leaders of Mele Village.
“Where ever one person or leaders or group enters another nasara for a gathering, it is always honorable to honor the host chiefs and their nasara by presenting customary gifts as a way of showing peace and honor.
“On behalf of the PPP and delegates, I present to the chiefs and leaders of Imere these gifts,” said PPP President Kilman.
The official opening of the PPP fourth national congress was led by prayer and gospel message by Pastors of the Mele Presbyterian Church.
Full speech by the PPP president and other speeches will be carried by Daily Post in next issues.