ITAUKEI views and attitudes towards financial management need to change if they are to excel in commercial business ventures, says Bua Provincial Holdings Limited formation committee chairman Petero Gasau
Speaking at the Bua Provincial Council meeting last Friday, Mr Gasau said attempts by government to develop rural areas would be useless if people do not change their attitude and align it to the government's vision.
Mr Gasau urged the people of Bua to see opportunities made available through the major government projects in the province and use it to their advantage.
He hailed the council's decision to involve itself in the construction of the Dreketi-to-Nabouwalu highway as a positive sign.
"The Bua provincial office now needs to do its part to create awareness in districts within the province to ensure that people are aware of the developments and areas in which they can tap into and make money," Mr Gasau said.
"The project will be good as long as the rural people feel the benefits of development from the council's venture."
"It is only fair that the people at the district level reap the benefits of these ventures since the company is theirs and built on their sweat," he said.