13 Dec 2013

Honiara City Council seeks foreign aid to improve service deliveries

5:25 am on 13 December 2013

The Solomon Islands Honiara City Council has resorted to seeking financial aid to improve city services due to a budget shortfall.

The city clerk says the council has not been able to collect adequate revenue and is seeking aid from Solomon Islands' traditional friends, United Nations aid agencies and international financial institutions.

Charles Kelly says the council is currently not able to keep the capital city clean and is facing an increasing unemployment problem.

He says the council is getting help from the World Bank to run a Rapid Employment Project.

Mr Kelly says the council is also partnering with the Japanese International Aid Agency to improve the rubbish dump in East Honiara and also improve the streets and roads in the capital.