Hon. Spika good morning long you mo members blong Parliament

Mi wandem tekem opportunity ia blong talem tank you long Excellency, Head of State, Pastor Obed Moses TALLISTEMAR NE WERE long opening remarks blong hem.

Olsem wan kavman, Nesen, I kat ol challenges blong hem. Olketa challenges we yumi ko through long hem long year ia I affektem ol levels blong society we yumi live long hem.

 Experiences blong ol family blong yumi long Ambae- hemi no wan easy experience blong yumi long kavman, komunity, church, mo yumi everyone.

 State of emergency I stop long 26 Novemba mo I no minim se I safe blong ol family bae oli ko back long Ambae. Kavman I wait long full assessment report blong Ambae blong talem se I safe blong ol family oli save go back.

 Semtaem too kavman I continue blong work long sekon home blong ol family ia long Maevo mo santo.

 Yumi luk long year ia nomo yumi kat TC hola we I affektem most islands blong yumi long north

 

 Experiences blong ol family we oli lusum laef blong olketa long solwota

 Experiences blong olketa family we oli lusum property blong olketa long eviction order,

 Experiences blong olketa family we oli lusum laef blong olketa long accident olsem case blong tufala students we I dead I no longtaem

 Recent Tsunami we I effektem family long Aneytum long last week

 Hon. Spika fulap long olketa challenges ia oli man made mo natural disaster we I min se sam long olketa yumi save managem mo same hemi beyond capacity blong yumi.

 UN University I rankem Vanuatu long last five years olsem “world’s most disasterprone country mo wan vulnerable kauntri.

 Climate change hemi wan existential threat long Vanuatu we I minim se kavman mo wan wan family I mast tekem into konsideresen mo reflektem long daily planning blong hem.

 Mi wandem joinem President blong presem God mo talem thank you long hem blong tekem yumi through long olketa difficult time ia.

Theme we President hemi toktok long hem long morning ia hemi relevant mo fitim taem we yumi live long hem today-“Reconciliation hemi key blong Unity, Peace, Stability, mo Progress”

Olsem wan Christian kauntri yumi no should playem politik we I dividem pipol long basis blong islands, province, language, race, mo party affiliation.

God hemi tekem first step blong unaetem mo mekem reconciliation wetem yumi through long death blong son blong hem.

Mi wandem joinem President blong mekem kol ia I ko long yumi olketa lidas mo pipol blong Vanuatu blong examinem laef blong yumi wanwan mo stretem ol rubbish fasin we I dividem yumi.

Yumi stap approachem too wan special event ahead long yumi-Christmas selebresent mo hemi gud yumi selebretem wetem wan klin mind mo klin heart

 

Hon.spika, Christmas hemi wan taem too yumi unaet tuketa olsem wan family blong selebretem birth blong son blong God mo hemi good yumi selebretem wetem wan glad heart, peace, mo joy.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 Hon. Spika mi wandem joinem President too blong congratulatem Niufala president blong Malvatumauri national Council blong ol Chief, Chief Willy Grey PLASUA.

 Role blong ol chief long kauntri hemi very important mo kavman hemi luk forward blong work tuketa wetem niufala President mo council blong hem blong buildim wan peaceful society, kommuniti mo nesen blong yumi.

 Hemi important too blong ol chiefs oli resolvem differences between olketa mo unaet tuketa blong work weten kavman

 Mi wandem tekem opportunity ia too blong talem thank you long pipol blong Vanuatu mo church komuniti long pray blong olketa long nesen ia Vanuatu mo kavman blong tudei,

 Kavman ia I defitim numba 4 motion we opposisen I putum akensem hem mo yumi bilief se hemi happen follem direksen blong Papa God.

 Thank you too long opposisen Lida mo members blong exercisaesem democratic right ia blong challengem kavman blong oli folem rule of law everytaem blong administretem affairs blong nesen ia.

 Hon. Spika, mi bilief olsem se God hemi putum wan lida mo God nomo I save rimuvum wan lida.

 Timing I stap long hand blong God mo taem hemi raet bae I putum Lida blong opposisen wetem membas blong hem long kavman.

 Thank you long ol honourable membas blong parliament ia blong sappotem kavman mo mentenem politikol stability oltaem.

 Semtaem too Kavman I recognaesem support blong olketa development partners mo friend kauntri blong yumi inkuldim regional mo international organisations we oli supportem vanuau long development inspiration blong hem mo long ol diffikult taem blong disaster.  Mi wandem talem thank you too long olketa existing investors – existing businesses – existing industries we oli continiue blong biliv strong long Vanuatu, karem risk blong investem money

blong olgeta blong prodiusim ol products mo save compeat long trade mo kontribute blong divelopem kantri ia since independence kasem tede;  Thank you long olketa new investors from, despite ol chanlenjis, oli jusum Vanuatu blong investem money blong olketa long hem,  Olketa owners blong ol Infant industries mo small medium enterprises long komitment mo perseverance blong yufala blong kam wetem innovative ways blong doim business long Vanuatu;

 Hon. Spika hemia hemi olketa key players long ekonomik blong Vanuatu tudei.

ECONOMY

 Hon.Spika, President hemi touch too long ekonomik situesen blong kauntri ia

 Mi glad blong talem se Vanuatu I experiensem wan sustainable ekonomik rate after long TCPAM recovery

 Yumi ekspektem blong lukim ekonomi I grow long wan rate blong 3.2% long 2018 mo 3.5% long 2019.

 Inflation rate hemi forecasted long wan rate blong 3.0% long 2018 mo 2.5% long 2019.

 Hon. Spika, mi glad blong talem se ekonomi blong yumi I pik up very well mo wetem key infrastructure we I stap go ahead nao ia bae I helpem bikwan ekonomik growth blong next year I ko.

 Wetem strong mo stable ekonomi, ol investors oli gat moa confidence blong invest mo kantri istap long position blong atraktem moa foreign investors.

 Wetem strong mo stable ekonomi, kantri I witnissim plande development long saed blong ol tourism projects mo long saed blong infrastructure development we hemi wan lever blong job opportunity.

 Wetem strong mo stable ekonomi, Gavman I establishim wan “Development Budget” long yia ia blong addressem ol development priorities blong kantri.

 Wetem supplementary badjet we parliament I passem long June 2018, Gavman hemi aloketem VUV1Billions I ko long debt blong hem, mo VUV 3 billion blong fundem ol infrastrakja divelopmen mo espesiali blong impruvum olgeta rod mo openem moa access long saed blong ol fida roads blong mekem se olgeta fama oli ga

isi akses long ol farms blong olketa mo long transpot blong karem olgeta prodak blong olgeta i go long maket.

 Mo Gavman i wandem luk se divelopmen badjet ia I grow long next yia onwards blong fundem ol divelopmen priorities blong yumi, we hemi wan solid step blong buildim wan kantri mo no dipen tumas long foreign aid.

 Hemi also wan saen blong wan responsible Gavman, good lidaship mo stable Gavman.

 Hon. Spika olsem wan young nesen yumi no save runaway long loan mo yumi no mast fraet blong loan blong fandem ol key sector we bae ol kat bigfala ekonomik return I kam back long kauntri mo helpem yumi blong pem back loan ia.

 Yumi save se grant funding I no save fundem bigfala infrastructure projekt.

 Ol gudfala citizen blong Vanuatu, wetem wan strong mo stable ekonomi mo from we yumi acceptem se kantri blong yumi hemi vulnerable long ol natural disasters, yumi nid blong invest long ol infrastrakja we oli resiliens mo key drivers blong ekonomi.

 Long remarks blong President hemi outlaenem Key drivers blong ekonomi blong yumi tudei.

 Hon. Spika Vanuatu I kat wan national sustainable development plan 2030 we I fokas long ol key drivers blong ekonomi ia mo hemi inkludim:

Resilient Infrastructure

 Long saed blong rod, kavman I saenem long Novemba long year ia sekon phase blong rod blong Malekula mo Tanna,

 Kavman I aloketem too VUV3billion blong ko towards fida rod

 Diskasen I continue blong upgradem rod I ko long south santo

 Long saed blong wharfs mo jetties, work blong sekon phase blong inter island shipping I stap ko ahead blong improvum koneksen mo market through long shipping seves mo wharf fasilitis long ol islands blong yumi

 Long saed blong airports work long saed blong upgrading blong baoafield terminal mo runaway, whitegrass airport mo Pekoa I progress good.

 Yumi expektem se taem oli key infrastraktja ia oli finish bae oli boostem ekonomik activitis blong Kauntri, particularly tourism industry.

 Long saed blong telekomunikesen, diskasen I continue blong buildim sekon marine cable, upgradem ol tower centres mo improvum akses blong ICT services I ko long olketa schools mo sixfala provinces.

 Kavman I komitim hem too long wan budjet blong VUV 242million blong impruvum VBTC coverage through aot long Vanuatu. Money ia bae I ko blong restorem back short wave mo medium wave anthena we I damaj long TCPAM.

 Long saed blong utilitis, work long saed blong third phase blong sarakata hydropower I continue mo mi glad blong talem aot too se Brenwei Hydropower bae I start long early 2019.

 Long saed blong renewable energy mo water, fulap villages mo komunitis oli aksesem water mo solar light we hemi go in line wetem priority blong kavman blong mekem sua se long 2020 yumi konektem 90% blong Vanuatu population wetem Water mo Light.

Service sector

 Long saed blong tourism, yumi witnisim mo tourist I kam long kauntri

 Mi bilive strong se wetem complition blong Baoerfield runaway extension mo terminal bae I help bikwan long saed blong inkrisim numba blong olketa tourist we oli kam long kauntri.

Financial sector

 Long saed blong mekem financial credit mo support I available long local ni-vanuatu hemi wan ongoing efforts blong Vanuatu kavman.

 Long past years yumi krietem Ministry blong Ni-Vanuatu mo Business Development mo Agriculture Bank blong helpem yumi but today hemi sad blong luk se olketa institusen ia oli no mitim policy objective mo goal blong mekem finance I available long pipol blong Vanuatu we oli kat graon blong divelopem.

 Kavman blong tudei I wandem approachem issue ia long wan holistic approach.

 

 So long year ia mi launchem wanfala strategy we oli kolem “Financial Inclusion Strategy” we I base long wan comprehensive study mo analysis long how now yumi save impruvum accessibility mo affordability blong financial credit I ko long every ni-Vanuatu.

 Hon. Spika wan long stampa thinkthink blong strategy ia I blong supportem Small Medium Enterpreses mo increasim participation blong ni-Vanuatu long ekonomik aktivitis.

 Study ia I rivilim se 81% blong pupulation long rural erias oli aksesem informal sos blong finance mo 7% nomo oli usum commercial bank loan.

 Fulap long work ia National Bank blong Vanuatu nao hemi mekem through long wan program oli kolem microfinance facilities I ko long small business long rural areas.

 Hemi wan long olketa window we ni-vanuatu I save accessem tudei blong supportem smol business blong olketa long rural areas.

 Blong helpem work blong NBV kavman I mekem decision finish blong salem sam shares blong Bank blong attraktem mo partners I kam insaed blong mekem se Bank hemi operate long level we hemi viable mo supportem development needs blong pipol blong Vanuatu.

 Hon. Spika commercial bank tudei hemi sevem nomo need blong white kola mo rich people we oli kat money. Fulap long 80% blong population blong yumi oli faenem I hard blong karem money long commercial bank from se kondisen blong olketa I high tumas.

 Olsem wan nesen, kavman I kat duti blong krietem wan kondusive environment blong encouragem private sekta blong invest mo inkrisim participation blong ni-vanuatu long ekonomik aktivitis,

 Kavman I kamap wetem polisi thinthink blong aquirem land long olketa provinces blong yumi blong fasilititem private investment mo business I ko down long olketa provinces.

 Yumi nid too blong think deep long how yumi save protektem local industry blong yumi blong oli grow without bridgim WTO rules mo ol narafala trade agreements.

 

Productive sector

 Long saed blong agriculture, yumi kat wan bigfala program wetem EU blong sappotem prodaksen mo value-adding polisi blong kavman

 Total kost blong program ia hemi EUR35 Million mo unda long EDF11 oli contribute long EUR25 Million mo narafala EUR10 million I kam long reserve kontribusen.

 Fundin ia bae I ko blong promotem production, value addition, safety mo quality, mo trade long saed blong coconut, beef, fruits, mo vegetables value chains.

 Long saed blong livestock, program blong “re-stocking” I stap ko ahead blong helpem ol local farmers blong yumi through aot long ol island blong Vanuatu.

 Hon. Spika kavman I approvum wan budget blong VUV150 million blong copra subsidy we bae yumi pem I ko long oil mill companies blong promotem value adding mo encouragem private sector investment long sector ia.

 Semtaem too yumi look se local market blong copra hemi no respond nothing long international price blong copra. Yumi nid blong think deep about how yumi addressem ol challenges blong sekta ia.

 Coconut hemi wan prodact we yumi pikimap under long EDF11 program blong lukluk long how yumi save developem industry ia long wan sustainable way .

Fisheries,

 Hon. Spika, President I refer too long fisheries mo maritime affairs olsem wan areas we hemi underexplored.

 I true tudei yumi raorao nomo long land be Bigfala Ocean I stap nomo. Yumi no explorem how yumi save usum blong sapotem development blong kauntri tudei.

 Work blong Maritime Boundari I prokress good mo diskasen I stap ko ahead nao ia wetem kavman blong New Caledonia mo Fiji

 Hon. Spika hemi very important blong yumi sortem aot Maritime Boundaries blong yumi blong kivim wan klia line long saed blong EEZ blong yumi.

 

 Yumi hop se taem yumi ajivim hemia bae I helpem yumi blong plan konfidently long how yumi save usum ocean risos blong yumi

 Review blong kavman machinery I work noa ia blong lukluk how yumi save restructurem fisheries mo maritime affairs long wan way we kavman I save developem potential blong sekta ia.

 Semtaem too kavman I stap work blong aquirem Palekula blong suppotem development blong fish market mo prodaksen long kauntri.

 Plan I stap too blong revium ol license blong olketa fishing vessels mo revium whole industry blong konsiderem possibility mo nid blong reloketem shipping registry I kam long Vanuatu.

Human resource development

 Hon. Spika long remarks blong President hemi touch too long importance blong labour mo how Vanuatu I save usum human risos blong hem wisely.

 Kavman hemi divelopem wan National Human Resource Development Plan mo yumi stap luk forward blong launchem plan ia long early 2019.

 Plan ia hemi blong guidem ongoing investment long school mo post-school education mo training blong impruvum match between skill demand mo skill supply.

 Hon. Spika, plan ia bae I help blong addressem fulap challenges mo issues we Vanuatu I fesem long saed blong human risos management mo development tudei,

 Long saed blong scholarship kavman I spendem kolosap VUV800million long year ia mo work I stap ko ahead noa ia blong konsiderem how yumi save rediusum budget blong regional scholarship mo sappotem olketa post-sechool mo tranning providers long kauntri.

 Yumi olso witnisim roll out blong Universal free education start long kindergardern, year 7 mo 8 long 2018, year 9 mo 10 bae I happen long 2019 mo year 10 kassem year 13 long 2020.

 Hon. Spika, Parliament ia I passem wan bill long session ia we hemi dil plenty long proteksen blong lokol jobs mo impuvum kondisen blong olketa ni-vanuatu workers.

 Semtaem too kavman I recognaesem benefits blong RSE we I trickle down I ko long ol islands blong yumi.

 

 Yumi kat mo money I kam long saed blong remittances mo yumi lukim changes long living blong olketa we oli participate long program ia.

Land

 Long saed blong land, yumi recognaesem se I still kat need blong lukluk long hem how yumi save addressem bottleneck, disputes mo issues related long land leases tudei.

 So wetem ongoing reform mo discussions we I stap tudei mi bilive strong se bae yumi save faenem wan solution we I relevant long context blong Vanuatu.

 Mi wandem apil I ko long olket chiefs blong oli work tuketa wetem kavman blong addresem issues blong land tudei long best interest blong development

Reviu blong Machinery blong Kavman

 Hon. Spika, mi wandem updatem honourable haos ia mo pipol blong Vanuatu long work blong reviu blong kavman machinery.

 Stampa thinthink behaen long work ia hemi blong impruvum performance, delivery blong seves, accountability, mo responsiveness blong kavman long olketa needs blong pipol.

 I kat wan Task Force we kavman I appointem blong mekem wok ia mo mi klad blong talem tudei se review long saed blong Ministry blong Praem Minista, Finance mo PSC I stap long final stage blong hem.

 Yumi look forward long implementesen blong reviu ia long early 2019

 Task Force too I sapotem work blong reform blong politikol party we hemi link long work blong kavman machinery.

 Hon. Spika, work blong politikol reform mo kavman machinery I nidim politikol will mo komitment long national interest.

POLITICAL STABILITY

Hon.Spika, long remarks blong President hemi mekem reference too long importance blong political stability olsem wan foundation blong development.

 Pipol mo lidas blong Vanuatu I mature enaf blong luk save se politikol stability hemi important blong allowem development I happen.

 Long level blong Parliament ia yumi diskasem fulap how blong ensurim politikol stability

 Whilst people I luk save importance blong politikol stability, long level blong yumi long parliament yumi mast changem mindset blong yumi blong work tuketa blong addressem political instability tudei

 Hon. Spika mi wadem updatem hounourable house ia mo pipol blong Vanuatu se I kat wan Task Force komiti I kontinue blong work long thinkthink blong how yumi save takem wan niu approach blong addressem politikol instability tudei

 Yumi expektem blong diskasem outkam blong work blong komiti ia long session blong Parliament ia.

 Komiti ia I fokas long how yumi save kat wan politikol intergrity party bill we I relevant long context blong Vanuatu mo ensurim se I kat politikol stability long level blong parti mo national Parliament.

 Mi wandem mekem kol ia I ko long lidas blong wan wan politikol partis blong think seriously long work ia mo work tuketa wetem wan open mind blong faenem wan best solution long problem ia.

STABILITY MO JUDICIARY

 Judiciary hemi wan important arm blong wanfala state mo nesen. Hemi very important blong mekem sua se hemi karem aot work blong hem long wan fasin we hemi independent mo effective.

 Hon. Spika long saed blong hall blong justice kavman hemi mekem komitment blong hem long 2019 budget finish

 I kat two development partners we oli indiketem support blong olketa mo mi klad blong talem se wetem komitment blong kavman yumi manage blong sekurim wan third blong kost blong building.

 Kavman I wandem se every development partners we oli sapotem Vanuatu long development blong hem oli putum money I ko insaed long hall blong justice ia.

 Yumi stap luk forward blong startem work long hall blong justice sometime long nekis year

 Hon. Spika, long toktok blong Excellency hemi touch too long nid blong konsiderem law reform komisssen we I stap tudei.

 Kavman I welkamem kol ia mo bae I kivim long olketa authority konsen blong konsiderem mo riport back long how yumi save implementem

SEKURITY FORCE

 Hon spika, long saed blong security force I kat plan blong upgradem numba blong polise I kasem 300 long 2020.

 Upgradem polis academy fasilitis

 Kavman I stap work too blong putum wan National Security Strategy olsem wan roadmap blong development blong security long kauntri

 Hon. Spika concept blong security tudei hemi change. Traditionally yumi stap refer long proteksen blong national sovereignty, fight akensem national crime mo mentenem public safety

 Tudei security I kaveremap ol narafala erias olsem climate change, natural disaster, health security, cyber security mo elements blong human security.

 National Security Strategy plan ia hemi lukluk long how Vanuatu i save addressem olketa erias ia wetem support blong regional mo international organisations.

 Kavman I work too blong establishem National Security Council blong managem implementation blong National Security Strategy mo national security issues long kauntri.

 Hon. Spika, National Security council bae I help bikwan blong stopem political interference insaed long operation blong force mo allowem force blong karem aot work blong hem follem rule of law.

 National Security Strategy hemi touch too long how yumi save work tuketa wetem ol friend kauntri mo neghbour blong yumi blong addressem maritime surveillance mo border security long wan sustaianable way.

 Long ples ia mi wandem acknowledgem bigfala support we I kam long Australian Kavman mo ol narafala Development Partners blong helpem yumi addressem security issues blong kauntri ia.

Hon Spika mi wandem joinem President too blong wishim you hon. Spika, President blong Republic blong Vanuatu, Hon Leader blong Opposition mo everi membas blong Parlaiment wetem pipol blong Vanuatu wan safe Christmas celebration mo blessed and happy New year 2019.

Thank you Tumas

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