GOVERNMENT has stepped in and suspended the Renbel Provincial Assembly following in the wake of the unresolved political impasse that has affected the delivery of services to the people of the province.
Provincial Government Minister Silas Tausinga issued the order on Thursday 4th September 2014, suspending the provincial Government under section 44(1) (b) of the provincial Government Act.
“There is now no executive government of Renbel as most members moved away from the Premier Lence Tango,” Mr Tausinga said.
“The premier has also failed to advice the minister of any new appointments to form a provincial executive after the others have resigned,” he added.
Mr Tausinga said he made the decision after all avenues were exhausted.
The current premier refused to resign and yet he cannot rule without an executive government.
Minister Tausinga has taken the action following deliberations and consultations with the Prime Minister’s Office, the Renbel Provincial Government, the Attorney General Chambers and other agencies on the right course of action to ensure that the people of Renbel Province enjoy the services that are required from the Government through the Provincial government of Renbel.
“All efforts were unsuccessful as each side of the Renbel house chose not to cooperate with the other and this has really affected the governance of the province,” Permanent Secretary Stanley Dick Pirione said.
He said other grounds for suspension include financial mismanagement, unstable provincial governance systems and lack of dedication from the members of provincial Assembly.
“The order is made as advised by the Attorney General Chambers and endorsed by Cabinet.
“The order suspends the executive powers of the Renbel but not the legislative powers of the MPAs.
“The Renbel province is now under the administration of the provincial Secretary Agiki Peseika Baiabe who reports to the permanent secretary of MPGIS,” Mr Pirione said.