DUAL CITIZENSHIP TO PARLIAMENT THIS YEAR

A Solomon Islands passport. Photo credit: SIBC.

A Solomon Islands passport. Photo credit: SIBC.

The dual citizenship bill will be taken to Parliament at its final sitting this year or first sitting next year, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare reveals.

The Prime Minister was responding to a question by the Solomon Islands Brisbane Community about the introduction of dual citizenship by the Solomon Islands Government before the weekend.

Mr Sogavare explains, the introduction of dual citizenship would enable Solomon Islanders studying and working abroad to participate in national general elections and thus see a great improvement in the quality of Solomon Islands parliamentary leadership.

The Prime Minister says the quality of parliamentary leadership reflects the level of education of voters.

He believes, if the educated Solomon Islanders studying and working overseas are given the opportunity to participate in national general elections, Solomon Islands would see a great difference.

The Prime Minister and his delegation arrived back in Honiara last Friday.

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