BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
GUADALCANAL provincial government (GPG) officially opened its new picket fencing and marked the hand-over of science equipment to the province’s four secondary schools yesterday.
The handover ceremony marks GPG’s two first ever PCDF project funded under PGSP-PCDF grant assistance for strengthening provincial government capacity and improvement of provincial governance’s development.
The picket fence is for security purposes for the GP Headquarter.
The science equipment was donated to Marara Community High School, Ruavatu, Tangarare and Avu Avu provincial secondary schools.
GP’s Deputy Premier Mr Peter Aoraonisaka said GP is proud of this year’s two fine development achievements which target boosting their administration environment and education sector.
He adds, the success of the project is the culmination of months of hard work which involves provincial office and contractors.
“I wish to thanked the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening for the leadership and guidance in ensuring GP becomes recipient of the PCDF—Provincial Capacity Development Fund,” Aoraonisaka said.
Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, Mr Stanley Pirione said the event is a realisation of partnership arrangement both valued over the past years.
He assures that the national government does not forget GP’s infrastructure development wishes whether it be institutional, civil, social or educational.
“The government will still continue to provide what it is mandated to do through provisions of its infrastructure development programmes, either through our Ministry or other sectoral Ministries,” Pirione said.
Pirione also adds that the Ministry will still stick to its commitment in ensuring funds for PCDF projects will continue despite difficulties in securing funds and actual disbursement.
Yesterday, officials attending the handover ceremony comprised staff from the MPGIS, GP and school principals.
Picket fencing and science equipment come under PCDF project funded under PGSP-PCDF grant assistance from the MPGIS.
There are more than 10 projects GP will work on to achieve this year.