BY SAMIE WAIKORI
DEPUTY Provincial Secretary of Malaita province, Mr David Filia Tuita says the province is preparing its budget for 2022-2023 financial year.
He said the current financial year will lapse by the end of March and the assembly must pass a new budget for the new financial year.
“At the moment, the planning division office and heads of department under MPG are drawing their work plans and if finalize we’ll prepare the budget.
“We expect to do that before the end of March to allow time for executive, PAC and the full assembly to look at the budget and pass it,” Tuita said.
He said at the moment the province is operating under the original 2020/2021 budget.
Tuita said there was a revise budget passed during the sitting in September 2021, but not consider due to issues pertaining the meeting.
He said his office will be working with responsible offices within the province to sort out the issues to ensure it won’t affect the upcoming budget.