Reality budgeting forecasts vital

MEMBER of Parliament for Small Malaita and current chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Rick Hou had urged Government to stop allocating funds meet costs of unforeseen or unplanned events. Mr Hou said this during parliamentary debate of the Supplementary Appropriation bill 2015 passed last Thursday. He said during scrutiny by the Public Accounts Committee,…

$21m shipping grant paid to 9 MPs

NINE constituencies in the country have received shipping grants totalling $21.6 million last year. The revelation was made in the Auditor General’s (AG) report.. The report shows that six of the nine constituencies received $3 million each. They are Small Malaita, South Vella La vella, East Makira, Savo & Russell, North Malaita and Malaita outer…

Supplementary budget 2015 through

PARLIAMENT had passed the Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2015 after a deliberation through a committee of supply and was set down for a third reading by the Speaker Ajilon Nasiu. The Bill seeks Parliament’s approval of an additional supplementary expenditure of one hundred and ninety five million, seven hundred and forty thousand, and one hundred and…