THE new Malaita Premier, Martin Fini, on Friday held his first ever meeting with the Malaita Provincial Government Heads of Divisions.
During the meeting, Premier Fini told Heads of Divisions to shift their minds from the recent political issues and continue to work.
He also used the occasion to update Heads of Divisions on matters surrounding the revised budget, review of the revised budget and also the budget for fiscal year 2023-2024.
A brief reconciliation was held during the meeting to iron out feelings that may have been triggered by the latest political issues and change of government.
Premier Fini also made a call to strengthen internal revenue to support the Ward Development Committee (WDC) to provide support to wards that have missed out on grants for the past years.
He encouraged Heads of Divisions to lead by example and work together for the betterment of the province.
Premier Fini said he wants to see Heads of Divisional meetings held every month to strengthen the Malaita Provincial Government mechanism.
By WILSON SAENI in Auki