October 5th marked the 40th Anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu, celebrated at the Convention Center in Port Vila.
Head of State, Obed Moses Tallis conveyed in his official speech that with the shared vision for freedom embraced by the country’s God-fearing founding fathers, inevitably ignited them to frame the constitution in such a legalistic way to provide for the Republic of Vanuatu.
“Our Constitution day is more than just a time for reflection on the past and making commitments in the future,” said President Tallis
“This day should also be created for the purpose of perpetuating our constitution in terms of educating the public as well as each succeeding generation, to understand the document that guarantees their protection, unity and freedom.
“It is a day for all to become more aware of the genius of the framers of our Constitution and embrace the supreme protections enshrined in the Constitution.
“We have come a long way as a nation in 39 years. As we cross the threshold of our future, the future years hold out possibilities for advancement that even our founding fathers could not have envisioned.
“Those advancements can be achieved, but only if we continue to work together in the same positive God-fearing and united spirit that we have inherited from our founding fathers of the Constitution.”