ALL contractors engaged by the National Hosting Authority will have their dues fully paid after the hosting of the Pacific Games 2023 says Chairperson for NHA Dr Jimmy Rodgers.

NHA Chairperson Dr Rodgers confirmed this yesterday during the Team Solomon radio talk back show recently held on the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC).

“We will honour our contractors based on the contracts given to them, similarly like the government honours its promises to fund this historical event, the Pacific Games 2023,” Rodgers said.

He highlighted that from the National Hosting Authority perspective one of their top commitment is to ensure all contractors engaged get paid before this year, 2023 ends.

“We want to assure all our contractors that we will leave no debt behind. All the contracts that we have signed with contractors will be honoured and we will pay them before the end of this year.

“We are committed to ensure all bus owners, all vehicle owners and who ever we engaged we will ensure your dues are paid. Because we promised you this, we would like to close this year by keeping our promise. This is to ensure we can all work together,” Rodgers said.

Furthermore, he reiterated that the games is no longer about the Pacific Games, but it is about Solomon Islands credibility.

“I want to again underscore here that let us put aside all negativities, now is the time for us to pull together.

“This does not mean that it will never happen. We did it in the Festival of The Pacific Art (FOPA) in year 2012 and thus, we can do this again just bigger and just better,” Rodgers said.

He stressed that the country is on the right tract to deliver the Pacific Games 2023.

Rodgers adds in terms of facilities the last one was handed over last Thursday and that is the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) academy. The rest were handed over earlier.

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