Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has opened an anti-corruption workshop in Honiara as part of the country’s review on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).
The three-day workshop highlights the national progress under the UNCAC Review Mechanism and consider how these findings will be incorporated into national anti-corruption efforts.
Workshop participants will be informed of anti-corruption progress that has been undertaken by Solomon Islands in light of the DCC Government’s draft anti-corruption policy and consider the mechanisms by which the government an anti-corruption strategy and establish the Solomon Islands Independent Commission Against Corruption (SIICAC).
In his opening address, the Prime Minister said the workshop reflects a firm desire to deal with corruption that poses tremendous threat to many aspects of our lives by undermining organizations governance and service delivery capacity, thus depriving people from what is rightly their entitlement for a better life.
He said corruption is real and it threatens our organisation’s best intention to establish sound democratic governance legislation’s, policies, and service delivery systems and processes.