Robert Pye Kuve has stepped down as Western provincial premier effective Tuesday.
His resignation follows his continuous ill-health which had forced him to undergo medical attention in Australia recently.
An executive member of the Western Provincial Government last night confirmed Kuve’s resignation.
Its understood the Assembly Speaker, Richard Tekifono has received the letter of resignation from Mr Kuve in Honiara.
Reports said Premier Kuve has signed his resignation letter late Tuesday.
Mr Tekifono had to travel from Gizo to Honiara to receive the letter of resignation from Mr Kuve who is residing with family members in Honiara.
Clerk to the Assembly, Gideon Tuke was notified of the resignation and a special assembly sitting is set for next week to elect a new premier.
Its understood Deputy Premier, Wayne Maepio is assuming the role as Caretaker Premier.
The executive member said, a seven days notice had been issued, and the clerk has been informed to make sure that every provincial members and other government officials are informed in time.
This will lapse next Tuesday August 9. The assembly will convene next Wednesday to determine a new leader of the province.
Its understood in the coming days nomination is expected to open.
Mr Kuve remains the provincial member for Dovele, in North Vella La Vella.