BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
THE provincial elections for Choiseul and Western provinces has been earmarked for June this year, it is reported.
A source from the Western provincial government told this to Island Sun Gizo yesterday, but says that the Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening is yet to confirm the actual dates of the elections.
He advises public in the two provinces to think wisely on who to vote for.
Western Provincial government Secretary (PS) Jeffrey Wickham, when asked, confirmed the month of June but could not give a specific date.
“This year’s biometric registration and update exercise has been success complete in Western and Choiseul provinces.
“Handing over of the Western and Choiseul province registration data and materials by the registration officials to the office of Revising Officer (RVO) and Registration Manager has already concluded.
“We are now waiting from the final confirmation from the Ministry of Provincial government and Institutions in Honiara, National government and Electoral Commission for this year provincial election for both Western and Choiseul.”
He said Western provincial government is now working on the supplementary budget for 2018 and 2019.