PARLIAMENT ADJOURNED AWAITING ATTORNEY GENERAL

Inside the Parliament Chamber of Solomon Islands. Photo: Courtesy of Radio Australia.

Inside the Parliament Chamber of Solomon Islands. Photo: Courtesy of Radio Australia.

The Prime Minister has adjourned parliament to next Monday, awaiting the Attorney General, who is currently in Africa.

Moving a special adjournment motion in Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo said a number of important bills need the Attorney General’s attention.

“There are three very important Bills that has to be brought into this house before Parliament will have to stand adjourn Sine die. They are the Political Parties Integrity Bill, The Lands and Titles Amendment Bill as well as the Sales Tax Act Amendment Bill, which is now in the process of being laid before parliament. And with all these Bills Sir, it requires the attendance of the Attorney General.”

Prime Minister Lilo however explained Billy Titiulu, who was attending the Commonwealth Judicial Conference in Botswana, is held up in Africa due to recent terrorist attacks in the country.

“Sir unfortunately our plan had been destructed by a situation that is beyond our control. As you know that over the past two weeks, Africa in which the conference was convened in Botswana, right now is under terror surveillance globally and flights to and out of Africa has been disturbed and both the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General had to reschedule their travel.”

SIBC News understands the Attorney General and the Minister for Justice and Legal Affairs, Commins Mewa are expected to return to Honiara by the end of the week.

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