The Malaita Provincial Government is taking the idea of having a Malaita Bank seriously.
Malaita Bank is one of the agendas endorsed by the Malaita Provincial Government in an extraordinary meeting on Thursday.
Premier Daniel Suidani said it is high time that Malaita must establish its own financial institution to depend on.
The Premier said a task force has been appointed where he said by next week the task force should be working on the idea by persuading it forward.
The Premier also admitted that they are looking at getting Malaitans share out of the National Provident Fund (NPF) as stipulated under the Townsville Peace Agreement (TPA) as part of the decentralization of their share.
The Premier said it is time that Malaita should put all its resources together as it works towards being self-reliant.
The Premier said most members of NPF are Malaitans where he said it is high time that Malaitans come back home with their money and form their own bank and work from Malaita.
By WILSON SAENI
Auki News Bureau