THE ‘Traditional speech from the throne’ has been the sole business in Parliament yesterday that marked the regal opening of the second sitting of the 10th Parliament
Delivered by the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui in front of a full house, and a packed gallery, the speech touched on various key aspects of the Government’s Policies on reform programs.
The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) mounted a brief guard of honour parade outside the Parliament building to welcome the Governor General before the sizable gathering of mostly Members of Parliament (MP) and officials entered the building for the traditional speech.
The hour-long speech concluded the opening ceremony at around midday.
Parliament deliberations will continue after Tuesday’s official opening.
The Government will be tabling a record budget of $4.1 billion dollars in the coming week.
The Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast and His Lordship Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer were among other dignitaries and guests who attend the State Opening of the Parliament session.
By EDNAL PALMER