Wednesday, 27 June 2007 8:21 AM

Facilitation Act Will Not be Amended, says Maina

The Government special envoy to RAMSI, Michael Maina, stated in an interview with SIBC that the government would not amend the Facilitation Assistance Act.

Mr Maina instead said that if there were to be changes made the Government will consult widely with the public, the government circles and the 16-member countries contributing to RAMSI.

"We do realise that there are weak points that need to be sorted out and these will be discussed by the government and RAMSI within the next few weeks and months," said Maina.

Mr Maina says the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare had only reminded the review team on RAMSI to focus on the six point initiative raised by the Solomon Islands at last year's forum.

Mr Maina reiterated that perceived weak areas within the Act will be discussed between the two parties within the next few weeks and months.