Western provincial assembly concludes last meeting


THE Western province has concluded its final full assembly meeting on Thursday.

The main agenda discussed is the province’s Division Annual Report for the 2017/2018 financial year, the 2017/2018 revised supplementary budget and the 2018/2019 Appropriation Ordinance.

The assembly went through on the minutes of the previous meeting, received presentation from the Provincial Public Accounts Committee and extensively deliberated on the 2018/2019 Supplementary Appropriation (No 1) Bill 2018/2019 in the presence of the Clerk to the Assembly, Kevin Paia and Provincial Speaker, Richard Tekifono.

Acting Premier Maloney Lopoto in his final remarks at the Sine Die on Thursday said Alliance for Reform and Rural Development (ARRD) government since coming into power had produced a roadmap in terms of plans, policies and programmes to guide and help in the development of the province.

“We have travelled through this road up to this very moment with most of the issues, challenges, failures, achievements and success.

“I believe we have made some kind of significant achievements and some success taken into account the time we come into power as a government.

“It will surely be another challenging year for all of us, as we strive to fulfill our plans and programmes as stipulated in our policy statement 2014 – 2017 as well as our three years rolling plan,” said Lopoto.

The Western provincial government under caretaker Premier Wayne Maepioh was dissolved on Thursday last week.

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