The SIPA $100,000.00 donation cheque presentation. From left to right: SIPA Director Finance, Mr Rausi, SIPA Board Chairman, Mr Titiulu, Minister for Infrastructure, Hon Lusibaea and the Prime Minister and Patron for the Solo4Fiji Appeal, Hon Sogavare.

    The Solomon For Fiji National Appeal is boosted with further donations from the Deputy Prime Minister and MP for East Malaita Hon Manasseh Maelanga and the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Board.

    Prime Minister and Patron of the ‘SOLO4FIJI’ National Appeal drive Hon Manasseh Sogavare received the donations this afternoon at the Prime Minister’s Office.

    Solomon Islands Ports Authority Board Chairman Billy Titiulu presented a cheque of $100,000 towards the nation-wide appeal, which by far was the largest single donation made to support the Fijian cause.

    SIPA Board Chairman Mr Titiulu said the state-owned enterprise is happy to support and be part of the national appeal when he handed over the donation to the Prime Minister in the presence of the Minister for Industrial Development, Hon Jimmy Lusibaea and SIPA Director Finance, George Rausi.

    Additionally, the Deputy Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Maelanga also handed over $5000 which he pledged on behalf for people of his constituency of East Malaita, when he launched a radiothon for the SOLO$FIJI appeal on behalf of the Prime Minister last Saturday.

    Prime Minister Sogavare and Patron Hon Sogavare said he is grateful for the donation, which he says, will go towards Fiji’s medium to long-term recovery plans in the aftermath of the category 5 tropical cyclone Winston that hit the Fiji Islands later in February.

    Prime Minister Sogavare has already donated on behalf of the Solomon Islands a total of FJ$1.27 million towards immediate relief efforts when he visited Fiji two weeks ago.

    The “SOLO4FIJI” National Appeal, the fundraising drive was initiated by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and endorsed by Cabinet to raise additional funds to aid Fiji’s medium to long-term recovery.

    The nation-wide fundraising appeal in aid of Fiji’s post tropical cyclone Winston recovery process continues until April

    A temporary donations center has been opened at the Prime Minister’s Office for people making donations to be recorded.

    People wishing to make donations can contact the following telephone numbers: 7496374, 7496345, 7496381, 23058 or visit the Temporary Donations Center at the Prime Minister’s Office.