Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo welcomes and commissions the work of a Papua New Guinea, PNG Team from the Political Parties Registry to the Solomon Islands.
The PNG Team led by the Registrar of Political Parties, Dr Alphenso Gelu, comprises five senior staff of the PNG Registry of Political Parties.
The PNG Government funded Team is here to assist the Solomon Islands Government set up the Registry of Political Parties for Solomon Islands.
In his welcome remarks, Honorable Prime Minister confirms, the process of establishing the Registry of Political Parties is well underway and it will run in parallel to the progress in the passage of the Political Parties Integrity Bill in Parliament.
The Prime Minister expresses the Government’s sincere appreciation to the Government of Papua New Guinea for their generous assistance in the form of the Team that is being fully resourced by the PNG Office of the Prime Minister.
Also in attendance last night were the New Zealand High Commissioner and the Head of the EU Delegation in Solomon Islands.
These are other development partners who will, in addition to PNG, be assisting to set up the Registry of Political Parties and to assist in developing the regulations and integrity standards of the proposed law.
Dr. Gelu and his team will be here till 3 May.
Their work with the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet commenced yesterday.