A spokesperson from the UNDP in Solomon Islands says a lack of expertise within the National Disaster Management Office, the NDMO, has delayed the recovery for tsunami victims in Temotu province.
Temotu was hit by an earthquake and tsunami 19 months ago with at least 10 lives lost and thousands displaced.
Adi Galokepoto says the disaster has been a vital learning experience for the organisations involved in recovery in the country.
NDMO is solely responsible for response and at the same time for recovery but they don't have the recovery expertise. We've just established the recovery coordination committee with the Ministry of Planning and Coordination. And we used the Temotu experience as a life experience for us in which we trial out how best we can attend to the recovery.
While a strategy was agreed to last month, and the government made financial commitments but the allocation of this money has been delayed further by the pending election.