The Parliamentary Opposition Group has called on the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) to explain the role of each of the Prime Minister’s 15 member delegation to the Republic of China, ROC.
This followed an OPMC statement yesterday which announced a shocking 15 member delegation that is currently on tour to Taiwan upon the invitation of the ROC’s president.
The Opposition Office says Solomon Islands is known to sending huge delegations on such trips with the public having to foot the bills for such expensive trips.
The Opposition Office stated that the delegation is far too large for a Government overseas travel.
It calls on the Government to take responsibility in letting the nation know what role each member of the delegation will play while in Taiwan.
The Opposition Office says it understands that Taiwan will foot the bills of the Prime Minister and his wife and few government ministers; however, the Government will still afford for the accommodation and allowances of the travelling delegates.
The Government needs to let the people know also what returns the country expects from this trip.
It adds Malaita’s national projects have been sitting idle to this date and yet the Prime Minister has seen fit to send most of his senior ministers to Taiwan.