KEMAKEZA OUTLINES 2005 SOLOMONS GOALS

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corp. Dec. 28) – Solomon Islands Prime Minister Allan Kemakeza has outlined his top goals for 2005, building upon the general peace that has prevailed since the arrival of an international peacekeeping force last year.

Speaking on the Talking Truth Radio program broadcast on the National Broadcaster, SIBC on Sunday, Kemakeza said he was happy with the country’s progress in 2004 but noted that the work of government stability and economic development has just started.

Kemakeza said Solomon Islanders have to work harder to get the country moving forward progressively.

Among the Government’s aims for 2005, he listed: maintaining and sustaining the current stable and peaceful law and order situation, review of the National Economic Recovery, Reform and Development Plan and develop a system for aid coordination in Solomon Islands.

Kemakeza said government would continue its reform program, table the Forestry Bill in the March/April 2005 Parliament session, harmonize RAMSI activities and arrangements, and consult with all sectors of the community on the new Federal State draft constitution

He said that Government reform had not advanced to expectations due to budget limitations.

Kemakeza added that capacity building initiatives are already happening in a number of key departments and ministries including Finance, Health, Education, Lands, Public Service, Police and Justice, Forestry and Fisheries

December 29, 2004

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corp.: http://www.sibconline.com.sb/

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