BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
WHAT is more important and fascinating here is the ability of the province to plan, procure and deliver such solid projects that facilitate service delivering in the province.
The above was expressed by the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening’s (MPGIS) report outlining Temotu province’s results on the delivery of projects delivered under the Provincial Governance Strengthening Programme (PGSP) through the Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) for a 10 year period since the introduction of PGSP in 2008.
As stated in the report, Temotu province’s ability to perform such a task has been made possible because of the ministry’s efforts in ensuring continuous capacity building through its Provincial Governance Strengthening Programme (PGSP), now fully funded by the Solomon Islands government.
Moreover, outlined is a record of the province’s projects which include sectors namely; Administration, Youth and Sports, Education, Rural & Urban Transport, Income Generating Activities, Health, Fisheries and Marine Resources, Waste Management, Women Development and Water Supply.
The report also shows variation among the sectors in terms of which sector employed the highest number of people, which had a greater number of projects and which was the most costly.
In this case, MPGIS highlighted that the administration sector employed 97 people which the report proved to be the highest number of people employed and was also the most costly at SBD $2,426,789.
Meanwhile, fisheries and marine resources, health and women development sectors were allocated one project each with the fisheries and marine sector’s project amounting to be the overall least costly project at SBD$104, 500.
The sector with the highest number of projects is Water Supply sector with 33 projects.
Further stated is that the administration and education sector have ongoing projects where the administration’s only project still progressing is a provincial assembly chamber Temotu province sees to house assembly meetings and offices for the Speaker as well as offices for officers in the assembly division.