Parliament passes 2017 Supplementary Appropriation Bill

Inside the Parliament Chamber of Solomon Islands. Photo: Courtesy of Radio Australia

Parliament has passed the 2017 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2018 yesterday.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Treasury Manasseh Sogavare moved the passing of the bill in its third reading.

The bill contains additional funds of forty-three million, nine-hundred and six thousand, three-hundred and seventy-six dollars, which the government used for year ending 31st December 2017.

Parliament Media reported, the Bill is to regularize expenditures incurred last year under the contingency warrants provision section 58 and advance warrants provision section 60.

It explained, the supplementary appropriation is to supplement additional expenditure of almost 44- million dollars for the service of the year ending 31 December of last year 2017 and other expenditure already authorized by the Minister of finance and treasury under provisions in the 2017 appropriation Act 2016.

It said, this is a bill that cannot, for all practical reasons, be opposed.

The money has been spent and Parliament is being asked to finally bless the expenditures incurred for the service of the year ending 31st December 2017.


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