WESTERN Province premier Robert Pye Kuve is facing a motion of no confidence, which will be moved this week.
Ward 16 provincial member Ramrakha Talasasa is moving the motion.
Assembly clerk Gideon Tuke confirmed the motion to the Solomon Star on Friday.
“Yes, my office and that of the Speaker were served with the motion,” Mr Tuke said.
“It’s likely the motion will be tabled either Tuesday or Wednesday next week,” he added.
Mr Talasasa has accused Mr Kuve of poor performance due to his ailing health condition.
He claimed the premier has been six for the last six months, denying the province the leadership it deserves from its premier.
Mr Talasasa claimed the premier’s poor health and lack of attendance to work had resulted in a lot of confusion and conflicting instructions from the provincial government.
“This has left the province with no clear direction to pursue in its desire for the implementation of our development aspiration,” Mr Talasasa said in his notice of the motion.
Others issues he raised with Mr Kuve’s leadership are:
· Lack of leadership
· Comprised on executive oversight
· Politicisation of the assembly
· Poor management of provincial funds
· Integrity issue
It was not clear whether Mr Talasasa has the number to pass the motion.
Mr Kuve could not be reached for comments yesterday.
Meanwhile, Mr Tuke said the impending vote is likely to affect the upcoming budget meeting if it is passed.
“If the vote goes through, the presentation of the provincial budget to the national government will be delayed,” Mr Tuke said.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI