Politics Archive June 2023

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Solomon Islands to the United Nations, H.E Mrs. Jane Mugafalu Kabui Waetara and Mr. David Nanopoulos, Chief of the United Nations Treaty Office during the deposit ceremony.

Solomons Ratifies the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Solomon Islands as a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 23rd of September 2008, officially deposited the Instrument of Ratification to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 22nd of June 2023.
“It is important that investigations go beyond these and start with those in authority and everyone involved in this corruptive network,” he said.

Opposition Leader Commends Investigations into COVID-19 Funds

The Leader of Opposition Hon Matthew Wale has applauded the Commissioner of Police for initiating investigations into the report of the audit of COVID-19 funds.
“WGC development pathway is to empower and encourage constituents to become self-reliant and stand alone as you build your own world and livelihood."

West Guadalcanal Constituency Receive Transport to Boost Economic Activity

Farmers and constituents of West Guadalcanal Constituency (WGC) are set to benefit from a 1.2 million transport initiative funded by the government through the constituency office under the leadership of Hon. Anthony Veke.
The United Church,Tavula Circuit Head office building in Vurango is one of the rural projects supported by CDF Program.

Northwest Choiseul Constituency Invests in Rural Development

Northwest Choiseul Constituency in Choiseul Province continue to invest most of its Constituency Development Fund (CDF) allocation into rural livelihood initiatives with the aim to improve livelihood and constituents living standard.
The Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Maelanga has commended Our Telekom for launching M-Selen, ensuring financial inclusion for all citizens.

Maelanga Commends Our Telekom on Historic Launch

Solomon Islands Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Maelanga has commended Our Telekom for launching its new mobile banking service called M-Selen in Honiara yesterday.
The Prime Minister, Hon. Sogavare, conveys appreciation of the government and people of Solomon Islands to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Climate Change Envoy, His Excellency, Adel Al-jubeir in Riyadh.

Sogavare Appreciates SBD58m Assistance from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Towards Games

The National Government of Solomon Islands formally appreciates and acknowledge the more than SBD 58 Million dollars (USD7m) in grant assistance from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia towards the 2023 Pacific Games preparations.
The consultation with the Members of Parliament was intended to get MPs invaluable inputs into the proposed draft CDF Act 2023 for an informed legislation that captures and addresses the issues and challenges the country face.

New CDF Law to be in Parliament by September

A new and improved Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Act and Regulation is expected to be ready for Parliament by September this year.
Mr. Sisiolo was the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Public Service prior to taking up his new role as Sectary to Cabinet following the retirement of former STC James Remobatu.

Sisiolo is New Secretary to Cabinet

The new Secretary to Cabinet Mr. Nego Sisiolo has been sworn-in by the Governor General Sir David Vunagi at Government House.
The Agreement is aimed at having Fiji Security Personnel deployed under a bilateral arrangement with direct relationship with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF).

Solomon Islands and Fiji to Enter Bilateral Security Agreement

Solomon Islands will soon engage in a bilateral security agreement with the Republic of Fiji as part of efforts to fill the gaps in its security space.
The United States supported partnership with the HALO Trust, the MPNSCS, and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force as part of President Biden’s announcement at the United States-Pacific Island Country Summit, where UXO priorities were one of nine U.S. commitments to implement the Declaration on U.S.-Pacific Partnership.

Ministry of Police and Halo Trust Sign MOU

The Ministry of Police, National Security, and Correctional Services (MPNSCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The HALO Trust (HALO), a British and American charity, to map and record the location of unexploded ordnance (UXO) across the Solomon Islands.
MP for Small Malaita Constituency Hon. Rick Hou delivering his comments on the draft CDF legislation.

Parliamentarians Attend Consultations on CDF Act 2023

Reforming the existing Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Act is a top priority policy of the DCGA government says Minister for the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) and Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu Pele Honourable Duddley Kopu.
The two leaders acknowledged the commonalities between the two Melanesian countries in areas including culture, religion, inter-marriages and geographic location, which is a bond that makes the two countries similar.

Vanuatu Speaker of Parliament Makes Courtesy Call to Acting Prime Minister

The visiting Speaker of the Vanuatu National Parliament, Hon. Seoule Simeon made a courtesy visit to the Acting Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Maelanga at the Office of the Prime Minister this week.
The partnership encourages exchanges of Parliamentary delegations to promote closer interaction in the interest of further development of inter-parliamentary cooperation and as a means of fostering links between Parliamentarians and Parliamentary staff.

Parliamentary Partnership Signed with Vanuatu Parliament

The Speaker of Vanuatu Parliament, Hon. Seoule Simeon (MP) and the Deputy Speaker of National Parliament Hon. Commins Aston Mewa, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Inter-Parliamentary Partnership.

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