BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
THE Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS), Nestor Ghiro has congratulated the new Western provincial government at the provincial conference room in Gizo, Western province.
Mr Ghiro offered words of congratulations to newly elected Premier David Gina and his Executive members and MPAs yesterday.
Ghiro is on a courtesy visit to the newly formed Western province assembly and government this week.
He said the national government is happy that Western province has managed to pull through a smooth election of its provincial assembly, and the successful formation of a new government.
Permanent Secretary of MPGIS, Stanley Pirione, told Western provincial MPAs that the ministry is committed to ensure that services continue to flow in the province.
Mr Pirione adds that the visit is an opportunity for the ministry to renew commitments with the Western province and to discuss programmes pertaining to the Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF).
Premier David Gina on behalf of the provincial government and assembly, assured the MPGIS Minister and his staff of Western province’s continued commitment to work alongside the ministry.
Provincial Secretary Geoffrey Wickham told the visiting dignitaries that a number of important briefings for the new Executive and MPAs have indeed much of the first three months in office fully engaged.
He also highlighted that a lot of work yet still to be plan out if the Western Provincial Executive had to put value on leadership.
Wickham said in the Western Province development is catching up on the Government and this was evident from a full Executive official visit to Noro a week ago. “A lot of use were quite surprised on the level of development Noro town today is hosting.”