Dr Ramofafia further said that the website will also serve as a learning platform for our high school students and university students who have interests in fisheries. This is possible because resources will be available online and the website will be accessible globally. “These are the potentials we have with this new platform. The website will assist us to communicate better and to serve our clients more effectively,” he said.
He encourages the stakeholders, partners, investors and people to visit the website and provide feedback on how the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources can serve them better.
The launching of the website closes the end of a two-year project that started in late 2019 and progressed through 2020. The project which was contracted to SoloGUIDE LTD (www.sologuide.com.sb) a local website and app development company, was supported by a MFMR in-house project team with continuous support and guidance provided by ICTSU and Solomon Telekom.
A presentation of the different aspects and features of the website was provided by Jorge Tongaka Brechtefeld of SoloGUIDE. Deputy Secretary Corporate Services – Mr. Patteson Lusi, after the presentation, remarked that the website itself is a fine piece of work and MFMR is proud that its website is developed by homegrown skills and technical expertise.
In closing his remarks, the Permanent Secretary acknowledges the New Zealand Government and her people for financially supporting the development of the new website. Dr Ramofafia further thanked the New Zealand Government for supporting the Ministry since 2005 through the Mekem Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries (MSSIF) programme and grateful for its partnership with the Ministry.
The guidance, support and dedication provided by the project team, SoloGUIDE, ICTSU and Telekom were sincerely appreciated by the Permanent Secretary on behalf of MFMR Executive and Management teams.
The website, www.fisheries.gov.sb is now online and can be accessed in and beyond our borders.