Malaita Province has cleared all its debts, says Premier Peter Chanel Ramohia.
Premier Ramohia confirmed this during the recent Malaita Day celebrations held at Afio, Small Malaita.
He described the debt servicing as one of his government’s achievements since taking office in 2015.
“Honourable Prime Minister I wish to inform you that the province has cleared the outstanding debts owed to private individuals. As of now the debts have been serviced confirming that the pledge we made to the Government eighteen months ago has now been fulfilled. Succession arias that have been outstanding since 2007 is currently being looked into.
”The Provincial Executive has authorised the administration to negotiate with the Inland Revenue for us to settle the arias in the next few years to come.”
Meanwhile on provincial finances, the Premier said his government is fully aware that obtaining a clean audit report is the way forward.
“We have made progress by reducing our audit queries by forty percent this year and we pledge that efforts have been made to reduce the queries furthermore.
In this effort Honorable Prime Minister and Honorable Minister for Provincial Government, Malaita Province like all other provinces is declaring that we shall continue to need the support of the Ministry of Provincial Government and its Provincial Government Strengthening Programme for continued technical support.”
SIBC Online is aware, Honiara-based Malaitans are celebrating their province’s 35th Second Appointed Day today.
By: Rickson Bau