Suidani sets to visit Honoa this week

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PREMIER of Malaita province, Daniel Suidani and team are planning to meet landowners and communities of Honoa, in the province’s south, where it has been eyed for a provincial sub-centre.

Honoa is in ward 19 of East Are Are.

MPA for ward 19, Meshack Maukera, who will be leading the delegation relayed that to Island Sun, yesterday.

He said the visit is part of a trip to hand over a PCDF (Provincial Capacity Development Fund) funded market building project at the neighbouring community of Manawai.

Maukera said the team will leave Auki to Manawai on Thursday.

On Friday they will deliver the project to Manawai community.

He said the project is a milestone for Manawai community and its surrounding communities, and that it will contribute one way or the other to the livelihood of people as intended.

Maukera said on Saturday, the delegation will leave to Honoa where they will have the opportunity to visit the proposed site for the provincial sub-centre.

Island Sun understands that there are a number of PCDF projects that were also completed in the province and awaiting hand-over to recipient communities.

They include Maka Primary School, Waneagu CHS, Sinasu Assembly Hall, Ote RHC and Sikaiana Crushing mill.

According to provincial Minister for Finance and Treasury Nelson Lenty, these projects were already completed except for their retention payments, which will be paid after six months of defect liability period.

He said that for 2022-2023 development estimate, MPG will be implementing a total of 19 PCDF projects as per approved by the Provincial Planning Development Committee (PPDC) in February this year.

Lenty said as recommended by MPGIS, Malaita plans to utilize 42% PCDF projects on economic infrastructure, 28% on non-economic, admin 20% and 10% on the GIS.