The Government has signed a printing deal with local firm Pacific Printers Limited today.
Secretary to Cabinet James Remobatu and Pacific Printers’ General Manager Nathaniel Hebala signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize the deal which will allow Pacific Printers to print Government Bills, Acts, Gazettes or documents authorized by the Solomon Islands Government.
Cabinet in May this year has decided to formally appoint Pacific Printers as the Government Printer following the liquidation of the former Solomon Islands Government Printery in 2011.
In new the deal, the Government is responsible to issue instructions to the Printer to do printing of any documents for the Government.
The MOU has strongly restricted the Printer not in any way to distribute, leak, sell or supply copies of Bills, Acts, Gazettes or any documents of the Government to the public or to any unauthorized persons unless being granted permission by the Government.
The Printer is also required by the MOU at the end of its appointment as the Government Printer to discard, destroy and dispose all hard copies, electronic copies or formats of Bills, Acts, Gazettes or any documents of the Government which it holds under its possession
The printing deal will expire at the end of December 2013.
Press Release, GCU