The Leader of Opposition has called on the NCRA Government to urgently allocate funds for the country’s New Voter Registration Project.
Dr Derek Sikua made the call after learning that the date proposed to begin the biometric voter registration on Thursday is now delayed, due to a lack of government funding for the project.
In a press statement today, the Opposition leader described the lack of funding situation as ‘surprising’ especially when the Prime Minister had just announced that a clean and fair election is one of his Government’s ten priorities for this year, 2014.
Dr Sikua says the current ninth Parliament will dissolve on the September 8, and further delaying of the new voter registration project will affect it being completed in time before the polling date.
SIBC News understands Prime Minister Lilo announced his Government’s ten priorities at the National Prayer Breakfast in Honiara this week.