Youths Briefed on Stimulus Package

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Philip Subu Co-founder of the Youth Online Campaign (YOCSI), requesting clarification with regards to the government’s economic stimulus package.

BY ALEX DADAMU

FIVE Youth representatives have met with the Policy Secretary of the Productive Sector within the office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) Dr. Samson Viulu yesterday at the Prime Minister’s office.

The arrangement for the brief appointment comes after a recent statement by a prominent Youth representative, Philip Subu who is the Chairman of Malaita Youth Caucus and Co-founder of the Youth Online Campaign (YOCSI), requesting Clarification with regards to the government’s economic stimulus package.

In his earlier statement, Philip Subu who was speaking on behalf of rural farmers and youths in the country stated that there is a lack of awareness about the Economic Stimulus Package in the rural areas for local farmers.

However, a brief season that involves a brief explanation and information session with the OPMC Policy Secretary – Productive Sector, Dr. Samson Viulu on the government Economic Stimulus Package was arranged today at the PMO office in Honiara.

The main purpose of the meeting was for Dr. Samson Viulu to briefly explain all the details of the Economic Stimulus Package and answer any question that may arise.

“I encourage youths and farmers to apply as long as you involve lo productive sector…just apply, there is a high chance of getting accepted,” Subu expressed.

In the meantime, according to a government statement, submissions should be made in the areas of agriculture, fisheries, tourism, and forestry industries.

The statement said the Submissions should be precise and not more than 5 pages highlighting the applicant’s rationale on why your proposal should be supported under the Economic Stimulus Package and relevant additional documents should be attached as an annex to the submission.