BY GEORGE MANFORD
A one-day meeting for all heads of department (HOD) in the Malaita provincial government was conducted at the Malaita provincial chamber on Monday.
The agenda is projects under the provincial capacity development fund (PCDF) and was conducted by the provincial planning development committee.
Rodney Fono from the Malaita province planning committee said the aim of the meeting is to aware the HODs on how the projects were carried out throughout the 2016 and 2017 budget.
“Malaita province is lucky to qualify after two consecutive years of suspension (2013 and 2014) for not meeting the criteria of the PCDF funds.
“We gain favour from the national government until today during the MART led government step in and took up the office in 2015.
“Most projects under PCDF have been completed and some are yet to be completed due to the delaying and slowness of funds from the national government.
“34 projects planned under the PCDF budget are approved and 15 projects are already implemented.
“We will be looking at completing the remaining projects by this year 2018.”
Malaita province will be looking into its development plans this year and will try to address and implement all its projects under the PCDF fund.