THE GOVERNMENT has been reminded to fulfill promises it made to the people of Solomon Islands.
Parliament member for North West Choiseul, Connelly Sandakabatu reminded Government this during debate on the 2016 national budget by the Public Accounts Committee.
The Public Accounts committee was then deliberating on sub-head allocations in the budget in respect of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration (MCILI.
The North West Choiseul MP pointed out that often promises for developement projects forecasts and budgeted for under budgetary provision estimates were never fulfilled.
He said this trend had happened in the past when so many development projects earmarked to be implemented through the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration have not been fulfilled.
He said the daily cartoon column in the local newspapers are equally correct with the cartoon dog messenger pointing out that what appears as promises for more projects eventually end up with only very few projects undertaken.
Mr Sandakabatu said government is good at misleading its people with sweet promises of economic development initiatives that never materialise.
Mr Sandakabatu said he is made to believe the message predicted by the dog cartoon which exclaimed in great surprise that even the World Bank could not afford funding costs for such immensurable imaginative projects promised by the government.
The MP for North West Choiseul said government must be seriously conscious about what it promises to the people taking into consideration its financial capability to afford funding them.
He warned that in the absence of funds, government would be rated very low in terms of credibility for merely giving people false promises and hope.
By AATAI JOHN