DCGA Prepares to face the motion


THE Democratic Coalition for Government Advancement (DCGA) is preparing to face the motion of no confidence on Monday, December 6, 2021.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated this in Parliament during the debate on the motion to approve authorization of expenditure in advance of 2022 Appropriation Bill 2022.

Minister of Finance, Harry Kuma seeks that National Parliament of Solomon Islands, in accordance with Section 103 (1) of the Constitution to empower him to authorize the issue of money from the consolidated fund for purpose of meeting expenditure necessary to carry on public services at a level not exceeding the level of these services in the previous financial year, until the expiration of four months from the beginning of the financial year 2022 or the coming into operation of the 2022 Appropriation Bill 2022, whichever is the earlier.

Sogavare said government has a lot of things to deal with after the recess of Parliament.

However, he said they will come back to face the Motion of No Confidence.

“We are preparing to face motion of no confidence Leader of Opposition raised it but he sees the support of government remain here.

“So, you think twice before moving that motion come that time the motion matures to move it,” he added.

However, Sogavare said the passage of the budget resolution was itself a vote of confidence for the government.

“There are many ways to defeat the government, but they (Opposition) support the motion.

“This is vote of confidence to the government and its policy,” he added.

Opposition Leader, Mathew Wale filed the motion of no confidence on Sunday 28th November 2021 following the riot and looting since last Wednesday to Saturday.

Wale told Radio New Zealand on Saturday after urging Sogavare to step down that the basis for the unrest is political, so requires a political solution.

He said ultimately the Australians cannot provide a solution to their current situation.

“The basis for it is political and therefore the solution for it must be political.

“This really calls for leaders to take some decisive actions,” he said.

Further to that, Wale has categorically denied instigating the unrest that is going to cost the country billions of dollars after study on loss and damages complete.

Parliament has adjourned to next week.

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