BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
THE country’s electoral commission (SIEC) has acknowledged the people and government of the Western province on accomplishing their biometric voters registration.
Mr Christian Siale, the Western Province Registration Manager on behalf of Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC), thanked the Premier and Executive and Admin of the Western provincial government for allowing their officers to be part of this very important three-month exercise.
“I would like to acknowledge the ongoing support from the SIEC Chief Electoral Officer (AG), Operations Team, Finance Team and Training team.
“Special appreciation to the former CEO, the late Alphonsus Buto who came down last year to initiate the first stage of the process.
“I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the registration officers of the nine constituencies for their invaluable support and cooperation throughout the past three month period.”
He said the successful completion of the process is indebted to sheer commitment, leadership and sacrifices amidst difficulties and challenges encountered out in the field.
Siale also appreciates the families of the officers for their patience and understanding during the period and thanked the people from Shortlands to Marovo for welcoming the registration officers to their communities/homes and assisting them in their tasks.
Meanwhile, Speaking on behalf of the Western Provincial Government & Administration, the Principal Administration also the Registration Officer for West New Georgia/Vonavona Constituency acknowledged SIEC for the financial and technical support rendered towards this BVR exercise.
Mr Tuke noted that the importance of the registration exercise as an important task in the election process.