27 Dec 2006

Solomons' government pays Malaita's debts to National Provident Fund

11:11 am on 27 December 2006

The caretaker Premier of the Solomon's province of Malaita, Reuben Moli has thanked the national government for settling the Provincial Government's outstanding debt to the National Provident Fund.

He says his government has been in negotiation about this debt since his government first came into office.

Mr Moli told the Solomon Island's Broadcasting Corporation that the debt has been a major obstacle to the ability of the Provincial Government to provide services to the people of Malaita.

He says the Solomon Island Government's announcement that they have settled the debts to NPF will give the Provincial Government a very positive start to a period of new growth.