Mining and logging companies who are interested in operating in the province must comply with the provincial Acts and its ordinances.
Renbel provincial secretary (PS) Angiki Peseika Baiabe issued the strong warning on Wednesday following interests shown by a number of firms to operate in the province.
In an interview with the Solomon Star on Wednesday the PS said in order for any company to operate they must first adhere to the provincial Acts and its ordinances.
“I know a number of mining and logging companies are keen to operate in our province since we have untouched resources involving forests and minerals.
“But first and foremost these companies must comply with our provincial Acts and ordinances,” Mr Peseika said.
Its understood a number of companies have failed to comply with the provincial acts and ordinances when operating on the island.
This year government had approved an Indonesian mining company to do mine prospecting on Rennell for three years.
However prospecting was unable to go ahead due to the political impasse.
Mr Peseika said companies currently operating in the province must still comply or else action will be taken against them.
“I would like to remind mining and logging companies currently operating on Rennell Island to comply with our acts and ordinance.
“Failure to do so would result in your company being dealt with seriously by the province despite the suspension of the current provincial government,” Mr Peseika said.
Following the suspension of the provincial government, the provincial administration is under the leadership of the provincial secretary.
By DENVER NEWTER