The Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening Duddley Kopu has urged Provincial Governments to properly implement their budgets and ensure services and developments happen where it is needed.
The Minister made the reminder to the Provincial Governments of Western, Choiseul and Isabel Provinces when he blessed their respective budgets in Honiara yesterday.
Minister Kopu also assured the respective Provincial Governments that the National Government will continue to work in cooperation with these provinces in the implementation of their work programs.
The Provincial Government Minister also sounded a warning to the Provinces to spend funds on programs they are intended for.
Meanwhile, provinces such as Malaita, Guadalcanal, Temotu, Central, Makira and Rennell Bellona are yet to pass and submit their budget for the Minister’s blessing.