“CHINA is yet to provide any budget support to the Solomon Islands since the two countries established diplomatic ties last August.
“That’s according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) Ruth Liloqula.
“From their investigations, we have not seen any financial inputs from China in the RCDF budget component to date,” Liloqula said in her contribution to a recent talk-back show.
“What we sighted before the budget went into the discussion was the Solomon Island Government’s budgetary contribution which mostly derived from the pockets’ of the country’s taxpayers,” she added.
“Liloqula was responding to a question by a member of the public as to whether China has stepped in to fill the void as was strongly advocated before the switch in diplomatic recognition to China.
“She said that whether China would assist at all or not or when the funds would be available still remains sketchy.”
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