$12m secure for provincial elections

By Mike Puia

THE Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) has secured $12m to cater for six provincial elections.

Six provinces (Guadalcanal, Malaita, Makira, Temotu, Central Islands and Renbel) are expected to hold their elections in December.

Two first provincial elections for Western and Choiseul Province are now set for June.

Final lists for these two elections, produced by the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission have been submitted to the Ministry.

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Stanley Pirione, compilation of the voters’ role for the six provinces will start in June after Western and Choiseul Provinces completed their elections.

Pirione said it is expected that final lists for the six provinces are ready by December, and polling follows.

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