Robust accountability and transparency measures needed for all funding programs

A  robust set of accountability and transparency measures for all funding programs including the Rural Constituency Livelihood Fund(RCLF) and all Constituency Development Funds(CDFs) is highly needed. The lack of information and accountability in all forms of funding programs has stokes concern and criticism nationwide of waste, fraud and corruption in the manner in which funds…

TPG passes budget

Temotu Provincial Government (TPG) passes its supplementary budget 2014/2015 last month. Temotu premier Buddley Soakifono told this paper in an interview from Lata. He said, the budget stands at $1,020,000.00.Top of their agenda meeting last month was to pass the provincial supplementary budget. The recurrent expenditure are office of the premier, $140,000.00, provincial assembly $49,700.00,…

Vanikoroto have a new airport

People of Vanikoro on the outer Island of Temotu Province will soon have a new airport thanks to Solomon Island Government (SIG) for recognising the transportation needs of this  remote island. An Asian logging company which is currently operating on Vanikoro has been clearing the land for the proposed airport awaiting approval from the Civil…

Channels of Hope workshop for leaders

A nine-days training of trainers (TOT) workshop on Channels of Hope for Gender (CoHG) was conducted from February 2-10 at Mendana Hotel conference room. The workshop attended by Faith and community leaders as well as World Vision’s Gender project staff from four countries namely Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Solomon Islands aims to…

Education centre receives book donation

The Sirubai education center of North East Vella La Vella Island, Western Province has received book donations from an Australian Ecologist Robyn James in Brisbane Australia last week. This came after Director and founder of Sirubai Voko tribe association Henry Kaniki travelled to Brisbane to attend a workshop. Mr Kaniki said, an ecologist from Australia…

Communities seal water supply with Japan

THREE communities in Isabel and Malaita provinces will soon have better water supply and sanitation following the signing of their grant contract with Japanese Embassy yesterday. The communities are Koghe, Kolofe and Kwaibala. Under the grant contract Koghe community received SBD$555,000 while Kolofe and Kwaibala community received USD$65,405.00. The grant contract was signed by Japan…

Rano for AG’s post?

REPORTS have surfaced linking local legal practitioner, Wilson Rano to be the front runner for the Attorney General’s (AG) post. Sources revealed to this paper that the DCCG (Democratic Coalition for Change Government) has already earmarked Mr Rano to be their AG for the next four years. It was further disclosed that Mr Rano is…

By- election for ward 2, Renbel set

BY-ELECTION for ward 2 at Lake Tengano, Renbel Province is confirmed for next month. This happens after election result for that ward ended in a tie with two candidates bagging 65 votes each following last year’s provincial election. Renbel Provincial Government said, budget preparation for by-election is currently underway. Voters have been urged to prepare…