Port Vila, Vanuatu - The Vanuatu Parliament is inviting the general public to attend its Open Days which will be hosted on 4 and 5 October.
With the theme “Strengthening our Parliament in the spirit of our Constitution”, Parliament is hosting this event to bring awareness to the role of Parliament as a democratic institution and the history of the Vanuatu Constitution.
The first day will begin at 8 a.m. with an opening prayer, followed by speeches from select dignitaries before doors are opened to the general public at 9:45 a.m. where 10 constitutional offices will have information booths on display. A tour of the Parliament Complex, panel discussions and quizzes for both primary and secondary school children will also be part of the day’s events.
This is not the first time for Vanuatu Parliament to welcome the public to its normally restricted interiors. This year’s event is an exception due to a combined effort by constitutional offices to celebrate Constitution Day on 5 October.
The second day will begin with the commemoration of Constitution Day on the front lawn of the Parliament Complex at 7 a.m., where His Excellency President Obed Moses Tallis Temar Ne Were will take lead.