Leader of the Independent Members of Parliament, John Maneniaru has questioned the Government, when its policies to ensure Solomon Islanders wishing to venture into business, can easily access funds through the country’s financial institutions.
Mr Maneniaru, MP for West Are’are made the statement, when he contributed on the Business Names Bill 2014 debate this week.
He said easier bank requirements would encourage locals to go into business, an area where government policies can help Solomon Islanders.
“This is an area where if we are to actually help our people so that they can have secure sources of income for them, can provide employment for our local people Mr Speaker they are supported by policy. Maybe they exist or not but is not actively pursued by the government to really support them, maybe due to lack of resources, funding and so fort Mr Speaker. So I see that we will continue to encourage our people to go into business but then they cannot be able to compete.”
SIBC News understands, the Bill is now an Act after Parliament passed it Wednesday this week.