BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE new Minister of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) Hon Jeremiah Manele has vowed to restructure the ministry’s approach in delivering its services.
Speaking in Parliament on Monday, the Member of Parliament for Hograno/Katova/Kia/Havulei said his ministry will take a close look at the 2016 -2035 national development strategy with robust engagement with development partners as well as core working groups.
“We are now looking forward with much closer and robust engagement with our development partners including through the core economic working group which was just recently being reactivated by the former minister for treasury and finance.
“Some partners understand and continue to fund some of our programs in 2018 including the first quarter period covered by this resolution.”
He said his ministry, through the support of the government, is strongly committed to working closely with donor partners to develop a comprehensive developed programme and to access budget support from multilateral and bilateral donor partners.
Manele said the resolution passed by the Parliament provides and reaffirms his ministry’s engagement with development partners on a road map to advance and progress till the term ends.