The Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Board has engaged an international Business Dynamic Consultancy group from Singapore to work on its reform programs.
The group was engaged May last year as the board sees it fit to push for a reform raising the standard of Honiara port to compete with it’s neighbouring Pacific ports of Fiji, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia.
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony on the expansion of the Honiara Ports facilities, SIPA Board Chairman, Nollen Leni said, the consultancy group is to provide sound advice on the reform.
“The International Business Dynamics Consultancy Group has been at work now for almost a year since May last year. There is something different we find with this particular group, they know what they are doing, they identify the problems, they tell us how to fix the problems and show us how to fix them. In this way, the recommended changes and happening of changes goes simultaneously
The SIPA Board Chairman adds 2015 is a year of change in SIPA’s capacity in delivering services both domestic and internationally.
He said it will improve revenue capacity by smoothing out the rough edges on the current financial mismanagement.
“The Board’s expectation for 2015 is a year of change in SIPA’s capacity in the delivery of its ports services to the business houses both domestic and international. SIPA will improve its revenue capacity by smoothing out the rough edges on its current financial mismanagements.”