BY SAMIE WAIKORI
MALAITA Provincial Chief Health Inspection Ms Gloria Siwainao said her office is committed on ensuring food safety in the province.
She made the statement following the recent complaint on expired goods found sold in shops in Auki.
According to Siwainao, the plan calendar for 2018 has set and activity is now rolling.
She said according to the plan, the month of May is set for inspection of food items in shops in Auki.
Siwainao said the plan covers areas under the health environment over which her office is responsible, and she is taking one at a time.
“One thing is in really need in my office is staff. Like currently I only perform all these works, and indeed it’s difficult to all of them.
“I do administrative as I should and right down to field work should have been officers there to do,” she said.
Siwainao said the province is looking at recruiting two new officers under her division to look at waste management and food units in the province.
“So with the inclusion of these two officers it will help address works under these two specific areas in the province.
“Resource to be sure is big obstacle to my office as it’s an issue I cannot just decide on it.
“My appeal now is for people to bear with me as I’m doing the best of what I can to environmental health issues in the province.”