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THE Solomon Islands National Financial Inclusion Strategy 3 (NFIS 3), 2021-2035 is an important roadmap to guide the nationally driven efforts to improve access to financial services in the Solomon Islands.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated this during the launching of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy 3 in Honiara recently.
The launching also formally recognized NFIS 3 as a national strategy to drive the next phase of financial inclusion in Solomon Islands.
The Prime Minister said the strategy draws on lessons of past national financial inclusion strategies with a clear mission and robust framework.
This he said, is to achieve its overarching vision, which is to ensure all Solomon Islanders have access to a range of quality and affordable financial services and products and be competent to use them to increase their resilience and improved livelihood within the growing digital economy.
“The Solomon Islands Government recognizes the importance of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy 3 as a national roadmap for improving financial access for all Solomon Islanders,” the Prime Minister said.
Prime Minister Sogavare said the National Government is supportive of this strategy, as it will also help to improve the economic livelihoods of women, youth and those in the informal sector.
The Prime Minister said the National Financial Inclusion Strategy 3 will also complement the nationally driven efforts of the Solomon Islands Government, through the National Development Strategy 2016-2035, which endeavours to achieve inclusive economic growth by improving the social and economic livelihoods of all Solomon Islanders.
“The Solomon Islands Government wishes to congratulate the Central Bank of Solomon Islands for continuing to champion financial inclusion in Solomon Islands and all stakeholders including donor and development partners that collaborated to drive financial inclusion in Solomon Islands,” he said.
The Prime Minister also acknowledged the Australian Government for their support towards financial inclusion initiatives in the Solomon Islands, and the continuous technical assistance rendered by the United Nations Capital Development Fund.
Source: GCU Press
The INCLUSIVE DIGITAL ECONOMY SCORECARD (IDES) for Solomon Islands was announced in Honiara Friday last week during the launching of the Solomon Islands National Financial Inclusion Strategy 3 (2021-2025).
The construction phase of the Honiara International Airport expansion project is employing one hundred local workers alongside forty overseas supervisors.
The local workers will further benefit from skills and knowledge transfer from the ongoing collaboration with expat workers during and after the project, which will be a bonus for the country.
THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) is committed to working with all stakeholders and development partners to develop a strong and vibrant Solomon Islands.
THE upgrade of the country’s main international airport will make Henderson Airport a key regional hub and one of the best in the region.
China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has won the publicly advertised bid for the Design and Building of Munda International Airport Terminal Building in the Western Province. These terminal building works will significantly contribute to the government aspirations to improve and upgrade airport infrastructure as stated in the DCGA Policy 22.214.171.124 a) and e). This policy falls under the scope of the Ministry of Communication & Aviation (MCA).
On Thursday, 12th November, 2020, Cabinet deliberated on the Cabinet paper to temporarily suspend the access to Facebook.
Since then, there has been a lot of commentary and publication in Facebook on the decision of Cabinet to suspend access to Facebook. As a starting point the Constitution of the Solomon Islands, which governs all our laws, provides that each and every person in Solomon Islands shall be provided with the security of person and protection of the law, freedom of conscience and freedom of speech, amongst other fundamental rights and freedoms.