ELECTION DILEMMA

Saitala: ‘Ordinary resident’ a contentious issue By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI   MOVEMENT of voters from one constituency to another will remain an election issue due to the broad definition of the term “ordinary resident”. That’s according to Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala. Mr Saitala explained that to register and vote in a constituency is defined…

Maelanga lauds move to axe sub-contractors

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Malaita and Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition group Manasseh Maelanga welcomes the move to re-establish the public works department (PWD) under the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID). MID Permanent Secretary (PS) Steven Maesiola expressed his intention to bring back the department to purposely look after the road work. Speaking…

PMO defends new PS

ETHEL Frances’ recent appointment as the new Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock was not done on the basis of her political affiliation. Rather, the Public Service Commission (PSC) made the appointment in consultation with the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Press Secretary of the Prime Minister, Douglas Marau, made…