The National Hosting Authority (NHA) is calling on the public to start rendering its support behind the Games Organizing Committee (GOC) in helping Solomon Islands deliver a successful Sol2023 Pacific Games come November and December this year.
NHA Board Chair, Dr Jimmie Rodgers highlighted this at the weekly ‘Iumi Tugeda for Sol2023 Talkback show over the weekend.
Whilst paying tribute to GOC’s hardworking staff tasked with planning and delivering this year’s Games four months out, Dr Rodgers also urged the public to render its support behind GOC.
“We are merely four months out from the start of the Games. We are now in the final stretch on our preparations and the good news is that we are on track – our preparations are well on track.
“The GOC team is on full steam ahead in its preparations. A lot of planning has been done, a lot of progress made and the best thing about it is that the Games is being delivered by local Solomon Islanders.
“Therefore, as proud Solomon Islanders let’s all get behind our GOC team as they are the ones who will ensure that we deliver the Games the best we can and in turn make our country, our nation proud,” Dr Rodgers said.
The GOC has since last year successfully rolled out its Community Engagement and awareness programs which include the Mascot and Ambassadors nationwide tours, received overwhelming responses to Games Volunteer and Community Group registration phase, signed onboard nine corporate sponsors and external partners, successfully hosted international sports technical delegates amongst many other milestones achieved.