“Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has assured the Malaita provincial government that the National Government will continue to work with them.
“Speaking during the Malaita province second appointed day today in Auki, Maelanga said the National Government through the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, and other Government Ministries and agencies, will continue to work with Malaita province and provide what is necessary and important for its development, as demonstrated during the past 37 years.
“Despite the challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Government’s support for our Provincial Governments still remains strong and will continue to remain that way,” he said.
“He said despite budget cuts in most of the Government ministries, the funding for Provincial Governments through the Fixed Service Grants and Salary payments still continue as normal.”
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