BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
PARTNERSHIPS will be crucial, true and strategic partnerships between development stakeholders.
This sentiment was echoed on the floor of parliament on Monday by the Minister of Development Planning and Aid Coordination and Member of Parliament for Hograno, Kia and Havulei constituency, Hon Jeremiah Manele.
He took the opportunity to contribute to the motion moved by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Treasury and Member of Parliament for East Choiseul, Hon Manasseh Sogavare.
The motion and resolution under the section of 103 (1) of the constitution resolves to grant power to the Minister of Finance and Treasury to authorise the issue of monies from the consolidated fund purposely for public services.
Manele stressed how important the government’s partnership is with stakeholders in terms of developing a comprehensive reform program.
“Partnerships will be crucial, true and strategic partnerships between development stakeholders. This includes development partners, the private sector, church groups and faith based organizations and all development stake holders,” he said.
Manele stated that the government is firmly committed to working closely with our donor partners to develop a comprehensive reform programme and to access budget support from those development partners.
He alluded to say that the resolution provides an opportunity to reaffirm and to reengage with our development partners on a road map to advance and progress the implementation of the NDS (National Development Strategy).