Tag: Solomon Islands Government

MINISTER KOPU URGES PROVINCIAL GOV’TS TO SPEND WISELY

Press Release – Solomon Islands Government The Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Hon. Duddley Kopu has urged Provincial Governments to implement their budgets properly and to ensure services and developments occur where it is needed.MINISTER KOPU URGES PROVINCIAL GOV’TS TO SPEND WISELY The Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Hon. Duddley Kopu has urged Provincial Governments to implement their budgets properly and to ensure services and developments occur where it is needed. The Minister has made the reminder to the Provincial Governments of Western, Choiseul and Isabel Provinces when he blessed their respective budgets in Honiara yesterday. Section 30 of the Provincial Government Act 1997 requires the Minister to assent or ‘bless’ the budget to give mandate for its implementation by Provincial Governments upon the enactment of an ordinance by a Provincial Assembly. Minister Kopu also assured the respective Provincial Governments that the National Government will continue to work in cooperation with these provinces in the implementation of their work programs. The Minister has also warned these Provinces to spend funds on programs they are intended for. Other provinces including Malaita, Guadalcanal, Temotu, Central, Makira and Renbel are yet to pass and submit their budget for the Minister’s blessing, before 31st March 2015. ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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Solomon Islands Trade Policy Framework Launched

Press Release – Solomon Islands Government The Government has launched the Solomon Islands first ever Trade Policy Framework in Honiara Wednesday last week.Solomon Islands Trade Policy Framework Launched The Government has launched the Solomon Islands first ever Trade Policy Framework in Honiara Wednesday last week. The launching was jointly made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Milner Tozaka and the visiting Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor. The Framework sets out the main principles that guide trade policy in Solomon Islands over the coming years. The National Trade Development Council which is the primary advisory and decision-making body on trade matters formally endorsed the framework in February this year. Minister Tozaka said trade has helped country overcome inherent vulnerabilities and opened up new possibilities in view of the isolation and smallness of Solomon Islands as a country. “It has contributed to our economic development and provided us the opportunity to enjoy access to goods and services that we neither produce nor provide locally,” he said.The Minister said the key to increasing the benefits from trade is to increase the country’s capacity to produce higher value goods. “While we aspire to gain greater access to foreign markets, we face serious challenges in growing viable export industries and adding value to our abundant natural resources. Implementing and building on the recommendations contained in our Trade...

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