A Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Delegation met with Senior Officials of the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) last Friday 7 May 2021.
Chairperson of the MPG PAC, Hon Martin Fini led the delegation, which included other Provincial Members.
Hon Fini said the purpose of the visit to Honiara is to see how the different branches of Government and Ministries work regarding their roles and responsibilities and how Government finances are managed. While in Honiara, the Delegation has met with a number of stakeholders, including the National Parliament.
Secretary to Cabinet, James Remobatu thanked Hon Fini and Members of the MPG PAC for visiting OPMC.
He said OPMC is the key Government Ministry responsible for coordinating Government Policies with all Ministries and monitoring and evaluation of policy implementation.
The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has three main Divisions including the Cabinet Division, Prime Minister’s Division and the Political Office, which consist of the Policy Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, Caucus and Prime Minister’s Private Office.
The OPMC also briefed and updated the MPG PAC on a number of Government Projects and programs on Malaita under the DCGA and stressed the importance of working together and coordinating with the National Government for the successful implementation of its projects.
On foreign development assistance to the provinces, the OPMC reminded the Delegation that there are internal Government protocols and procedures to follow to ensure that laws are respected and adhered too while implementing Donor programmes in the province..
Hon Fini on behalf of his delegation thanked Secretary to Cabinet and OPMC for the opportunity to meet and discuss issues of common interests.
The OPMC delegation in the meeting include the Special Secretary to Prime Minister, Albert Kabui, Deputy Secretary to Prime Minister, Dr Derick Mane Policy Secretary Dr Samson Viulu and National Consultants, Bernard Bataanisia and Hubert Walter Rheins from the Policy Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (PIMEU) in the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.