Thursday, 13 September 2012 8:46 AM

PMO to Request for More Money

The Solomon Islands Office of Prime Minister will be requesting parliament for an additional supplementation of more than eight million dollars during the upcoming sitting.

This was according to figures presented to the Public Accounts Committee as it resumed its hearing into the 2012 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2012 yesterday morning.

The Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet appeared before the committee under the leadership of Secretary to Cabinet, James Remobatu.

Mr Remobatu told the committee that the supplementation requested comes in two parts, namely contingency warrant of nearly four-million dollars and an additional Supplementation of nearly five-million dollars.

Mr Remobatu said up to three million dollars under the contingency warrant is for expenses to cover the Police Commissioner's post and 700-thousand dollars for expenses incurred by the government on three state funerals earlier this year.

These were for two former Governor Generals, the late Sir Moses Pitakaka and the late Sir Baddley Devesi, as well as the former Member of Parliament for Central Kwara'ae, the late Fred Fono.

Mr Remobatu said the request for an additional supplementation is to cover overseas travel for the Member's of Parliament and telephone expenses, among others.

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