Kiribati marked 39th independence anniversary
South Tarawa: Kiribati celebrated its 39th anniversary of gaining independence on Wednesday.
Addressing the nation, Kiribati’s President Taneti Maamau paid tribute to the first leaders who have led the country since independence. He said that over the past 39 years i-Kiribati had witnessed many positive and encouraging changes in their country.
Looking to the future, the president cited his government’s vision for the next twenty years which it launched last year
Mr Maamau said it would guide Kiribati in its journey to become a better, peaceful and prosperous nation.