Statement by CBSI Governor, Dr. Luke Forau at the launch of the 2021 CBSI Annual Report, on 6th July 2022

Fellow Solomon Islanders, friends, ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to present the 2021 Annual Report of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands in this medium. The pandemic coupled with the November riot has made 2021 an incredibly challenging year for the country. The adverse impacts will continue to linger and take its toll on our economy. Even as we turned over the page, economic outlook for 2022 points to an even weaker prospects, with myriad of challenges in front of us, both from the external and domestic fronts.