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Honorable Minister's Remarks

It is with great pleasure and an honor to present to the people of Kiribati the Kiribati Development Plan 2012 to 2015. This plan is the eighth in the series of development plans which started 1979 when we first became an independent nation. It builds on the previous plans extending it for a further four years and it is a combined effort of all relevant stakeholders. Though the formulation of this plan is entrusted to my Ministry, without the assistance from the relevant stakeholders through a consultative process, the plan would not be as comprehensive as it is now, The theme of this plan is “Enhancing Aid Effectiveness to support economic growth” and the vision is “A vibrant economy for the people of Kiribati” . This is what Government is all about. It is for the people and to ensure that the benefits derived from the growth of the economy is felt and enjoyed by all its people.