Malaita Masina pushes for the removal of entire NPF board

By Alfred Sasako

THE Malaita Masina Forum is pushing for the sacking of the “entire Board of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) before things get worse with the workers’ savings”, President Charles Dausabea told Island Sun yesterday.

Mr Dausabea was meeting with members of the MMF executive yesterday afternoon to discuss the matter.

He told Island Sun he petitioned the Minister of Finance and Treasury and Deputy Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare MP, in two letters but so far there was no response from Mr Sogavare on both occasions.

“I have set him deadlines, but on both occasions he appeared to have ignored us,” he said.

It is understood one of the measures being considered by the MMF executive is to approve plans to collect SINPF members’ signature demanding the immediate removal of all SINPF Board members.

“We must remove the entire Board before things get worse with SINPF savings,” Dausabea said.

The SINPF Board is chaired by former politician and President of the Kadere Party, Peter Boyers, who allegedly owes South Pacific Oil (SP Oil) an estimated $2 million in unpaid fuel bills which he incurred when he was the chairman of the SP Oil.

He relinquished the position to his then deputy, Gideon Zolaveke in 2016.

Kadere is a coalition partner in the ruling Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change (SIDCC) Government.

SP Oil is a subsidiary of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF).

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