Choiseul Province has been commended for reducing its audit queries by 50 percent and continues to improve its compliance to internal financial control measures at a rate faster than all other provinces.
Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS), Hon. Silas Tausinga revealed this today during his address at celebrations marking the Province’s 23 Second Appointed Day in the provincial capital, Taro.
With the rate at which the Province is improving in terms of compliance to internal controls, it is likely that Choiseul province may soon produce the first ever clean audit report in the history of Solomon Islands.
As a direct result of the high performance, the National Government through the MPGIS has increased the Province’s allocation of the Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) four times this year compared to allocations in the last 3 years.
“I wish to commend you for the excellent performance of your province in all PCDF annual performance assessments for the past five years,” Minister Tausinga said.
“I must therefore encourage you to maintain the standard that has been set by your administration and further urge you to continue motivating them in order to raise the living standards of your rural communities,” the Minister added.
The high performance output by Choiseul Province in the space of five years has been considered by the National Government as an important step forward.
Minister Tausinga assured Premier Jackson Kiloe and his provincial administration that the Ministry of Provincial Government is always available to provide technical support that maybe required for maintaining and increasing better performance.
Choiseul Province Choiseul was part of Western Province until 1992 when it was given the status of a full provincial government with Taro as its provincial headquarter.