Speaking to media at the end of the 6th Forum Ministerial Standing Committee (FMSC) on RAMSI in Honiara yesterday, Mr Forau said this is important to help the Government in its planning and budgeting.
“We want to know how much RAMSI spends...for instance, if RAMSI had been spending $10 and we put $2 when they leave ...it will create a big gap,” he said.
He said during the transition, some of the programs taken up by RAMSI will go back to groups such as AusAid.
“For example, the police has a big budget this year compared to last year because of the transition phase,” he said.
Mr Forau said RAMSI has achieved significant results but the Royal Solomon Islands Police is now taking on more responsibilities.
RAMSI, also known as Operation Helpem Fren, arrived in the country in 2003 at the Solomon Islands government’s request.
This was to help restore law and order after the ethnic tension on Guadalcanal.
By EDDIE OSIFELO
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