Consultation on health bill starts


FINAL consultations into the ‘Public Health Emergency Bill’ start this week and will run for the next month.

That’s according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his latest nationwide address, Monday.

Sogavare said provinces to be invited for the consultations include Temotu, Makira, Renbel, Isabel, Choiseul and Guadalcanal.

“Non-Government organizations, the private sector and the Parliamentary Opposition will also be consulted.

“It is the wish of my Government to broaden the consultation base of the bill as much as possible.

 “The current State of Public Emergency will end on the 24th March 2021. 

“It is the intention of my Government to bring the new bill to Parliament to be debated and commenced before 24th March 2021,” Sogavare said.

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