National budget bill moves forward

Inside the National Parliament. Photo: National Parliament of Solomon Islands

The 2018 Appropriation Bill 2018 was committed to the Committee of Supply this morning after conclusion of its debate last night.

Minister of Finance and Treasury Manasseh Sogavare wrapped up debate on the appropriation bill around 8pm yesterday.

Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela has set aside today and tomorrow for the bill’s committee stage.

While reading this week’s Statement of Government Business yesterday, Prime Minister Houenipwela said the bill would likely reach third reading by Friday.

By Leni Dalavera

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