OPPOSITION CALLED ON GOV’T TO CLARIFY NEW SOE IDEA
The Parliamentary Opposition Group has called on the Government to clarify its proposed plan to create a new State Owned Enterprise (SOE).
The Opposition Group is aware that a company called the Solomon Islands Airport Corporation Limited (SIACL) has been registered as a private company on June 2016 that aims to provide airport transportation services.
The company shareholders are the Minister of Finance & Treasury and the Minister of Aviation & Communication with eight directors namely the Attorney General James Apaniai, Mckinnie Dentana, Permanent Secretary Finance Harry Kuma and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development Henry Murray.
Other directors are the Civil Aviation Director George Satu, Permanent Secretary Aviation Moses Virivolomo, Secretary to the Prime Minister Joseph Waleanisia and David Wright.
The Opposition Group says it is interested to know the objectives of the particular SOE and what airport transportation services will the newly established company provide to the people.
It questions if this initiative is part of the Aviation Reforms that have been pursued by the Government of New Zealand.
Meanwhile, the Opposition Group says, as a responsible Government, it must provide such relevant information regarding the proposed establishment of the new SOE to avoid public uncertainties.
It says the people of this country ought to know the objectives of the company and how it will contribute to the economic and social development of our country.