With the aim of moving from the least developed country (LDC) to a developing country, there is a need to reduce the cost of water and electricity tariffs, says the Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani.
Premier Suidani is of the view that huge tariffs in water and electricity have contributed more expense in the processing process of any industry.
He calls on the national government and its donor partners to ensure tariffs in water and electricity are reduced to reasonable prices to reduce expenses in the processing process industry.
He made this call in the light of the development of the new Mini Taro Pack House at Adaliua in the Central Kwara’ae electorate in Malaita Province which is expected to be used this year.
“I urge the government and the aid donors to look at possible ways to address these major issues currently affecting the processing industries in the country.”
“I am so proud of what we have accomplished and what we are about to embark on,” referring to the Mini Taro Pack House development in Malaita.
With that, he said if water and electricity lower to a reasonable rate, this will be a tremendous addition in terms of agriculture development in the province.
By WILSON SAENI in Auki