GOVERNMENT OPTIMISTIC ABOUT PASSING PARTIES BILL

Director of Governance at the Prime Minister's office, Calvin Ziru. Photo credit: GCU.

Director of Governance at the Prime Minister’s office, Calvin Ziru. Photo credit: GCU.

The Government says it is optimistic about passing the Political Parties Integrity Bill to finally becoming law.

Pacific Islands News Association reports, the Prime minister’s director of governance Calvin Ziru said the primary objective of the bill is to improve political stability in the country.

Mr Ziru says Prime Minister Lilo is right on introducing the bill, which focuses mainly on strengthening the political party integrity and political parties governance rather than on anti-defection piece of legislation.

Mr Ziru adds while the proposed legislation aims to strengthen political parties, there’s also various other reforms the next government needs to consider complementing this legislation.

The Bill is currently being deliberated by Parliament’s House Committee.

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