Thousands of people celebrate Vanuatu's Independence Day | Pacific Beat

Thousands of people celebrate Vanuatu's Independence Day

Thousands of people celebrate Vanuatu's Independence Day

Updated 30 July 2013, 16:31 AEST

Thousands of people gathered in Port Vila's Independence Garden, this morning to mark Vanuatu's 33rd independence anniversary.

Prime minister Moana Carcasses told the crowd his government has planned to further develop the country, but he needs continuing stability.

He says since 2007, it has become a Vanuatu tradition to record motions of no confidence against a government during each session of parliament.

Mr Carcasses says his government is committed to rebuilding Vanuatu's economy and promised to develop infrastructure as well as improving the education and health sectors.

The first president of the Republic of Vanuatu in 1980, Ati Georges Sokomanu attended the official ceremony and says he remains optimistic.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: The first president of the Republic of Vanuatu in 1980, Ati Georges Sokomanu

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