20 Sep 2006

Solomons government expected to delay tabling of budget

8:49 am on 20 September 2006

The Solomon Islands government's budget is expected to be delayed until early next year.

The budget is normally tabled in parliament before the end of the financial year in December.

But, the SIBC reports that the Prime minister, Manasseh Sogavare, says the government will seek parliamentary approval to spend money from the consolidated fund until a budget is passed.

Mr Sogavare did not say why the budget would be delayed.