WORK on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report is still in progress.
This was highlighted by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in response to a question raised by the Opposition Leader Matthew Wale during the Committee of Supply 2022 Appropriation Bill 2022 last week.
He said the report which many have been looking forward to is yet to be brought before the Parliament.
“The government is currently working on the report recommendations.”
The PM said that work produced has not been satisfactory and the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) is working closely with the Prime Minister’s Office on the report.
“So what we decide is for them to work on metrics so that it gives us a bird’s eye view on the issues that have been demanded of the government.
“I think the first step we decide to do is that the metrics are produced to the government so that the caucus can look into the demands,” Prime Minister Sogavare said.
MINISTRY of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) as of last week has started conducting assessments as part of the requirement to start schools in Honiara.
Minister of Education Lanelle Tanangada last week in Parliament said the assessment by a team from the education office on Thursday and Friday for Honiara schools.
The assessment focused on schools between Alligator Creek in East Honiara and Poha in West Honiara.
“This is a precondition for school opening assessment,” the minister said.
During the visit assessors look at various preparations being conducted by the schools’ leaders and their staff on areas related to water and sanitation facilities, teaching resource materials and to find out if the classrooms can cater for a required number of students.
A TOTAL of eight locals are currently registered as authorized gold dealers in the country.
This was revealed by the Minister of Mines, Energy and Electrification Bradley Tovosia in Parliament last week.
He said these locals are licensed gold dealers.
The minister also took time to share the process to become one.
“In order to become a gold dealer one has to submit an application to the Mines and Minerals Board for their consideration,” Mr Tovosia said.
He said apart from the application, the Board members will also visit the site where the local dealer will undertake his business.
He said once the Board is satisfied, a license will be issued.
NATIONAL flag carrier Solomon Airlines owes the government more than $28million in fees and other charges.
This was revealed by the Minister of Communication and Aviation (MCA) Peter Shanel in Parliament last week.
He said the fees and charges are for using the airport facilities nation-wide especially from landing and board fees.
Solomon Airlines is one of the Stated Owned Enterprise (SOE) which is currently being affected by the pandemic.