THE PEOPLE’s Alliance Party (PAP) is formally part of Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government.
This came after the party’s president, Sir Nathaniel Waena had signed an agreement with United Democratic Party (UDP) and Kadere Party at Honiara Hotel on Tuesday.
The signing of the coalition partnership agreement affirms its full support to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the DCC government after it was split before the formation of the government last year.
It also paved the way for PAP to resolving a split between its three MPs, Freda Tuki, William Marau and Dudley Kopu and the Executive.
The PAP split is the result of them joining the political camps that operated from the Honiara and Pacific Casino Hotels and the Executive signing a coalition agreement with the camps operating from the Mendana and Iron Bottom Sound Hotels in the tussle over the formation of a new government in December.
The signing was also part of the requirement of the Political Party Integrity Act after PAP signed up with the group that is currently in the Opposition Group.
PAP president, Sir Nathaniel Waena said they were waiting for the day to be part of DCC.
“We are looking forward for the partnership to advance the programme of the government.
“All along we felt to be outside of the DCC, but now with the signing, we are directly part of the government,” Sir Nathaniel said.
UPD president, Sir Thomas Change had welcomed PAP into the coalition and assured them to work together in advancing the policy of DCC in the next four years.
By EDDIE OSIFELO