West’s Assembly meeting tomorrow

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THE Western Provincial Government (WPG) is gearing up for its Assembly meeting tomorrow.

Speaker of Western Province, Adrian Gina confirmed this to Island Sun Office in Gizo yesterday afternoon.

He said the Assembly meeting will be held at the Imagination Island Resort – an island half a mile from Gizo town.

Gina said the main agendas for the meeting will be the 2021-2022 Appropriation Bill which includes the Province’s budget, Western Provincial Government (WPG) Audit Report 2018-2019 and the Western Province Investment Corporation (WPIC) Audit Report 2011 -2019.

“As usual, we come to an end of a financial year 2020-2021 end this month and it has been a tradition that the Provincial Assembly gather together and discuss the budget for the next financial year 2021-2022.

“Main agenda is the 2021-2022 Appropriation Bill. This will be the whole focus of the meeting.

“We will also table the WPG Audit Report which accommodates the spending of the province in the year 2018 to 2019 and the WPIC Audit Report which has not been audited for the past few years that the interim government took forward to audit the finances of the entity,” he explained.

Gina said the Western Provincial Executive had completed the documentation of the province’s estimate budget and the document is before the Provincial Public Account Committee for further scrutiny.

He said the Western Provincial Executive will meet again today to finalise the edited report from PAC before compiling the final document for the assembly meeting.

Gina calls on provincial members of the 26 wards to attend the Assembly Meeting as it is very important to map out the province’s future operations and service delivery.

He said the public is welcome to the meeting and will be made available for the public to travel to the island to listen to the discussion.