PRIME MINISTER URGED TO TAKE ACTION IN FIGHTING CORRUPTION

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Photo credit: OPMC.

                                                    Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Photo credit: OPMC.

The Parliamentary Opposition Group has urged the Prime Minister to put words into action and stop rhetoric’s about his seriousness in the fight against corruption.

The Opposition says whilst it acknowledged the Government for organizing the workshop on the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, the Prime Minister, and his Government must start putting words into action.

It challenges the Prime Minister to bring the anti-corruption legislation to parliament if he is serious about uprooting corruption.

The Parliamentary Opposition points out, fight against corruption has been repeated over and over again and is becoming a political point scorer.

The Prime Minister recently highlighted that corruption has trapped the majority of people in poverty, under the status – ‘least developing country’.

It questions when the government plans to bring back the anti-corruption legislation to Parliament and how soon it will be done.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Bills and Legislation Committee, Member of Parliament for North West Choiseul Connelly Sandakabatu said his committee has completed its task regarding the Anti-Corruption and the Whistle Blowers Bills.

He earlier told SIBC News, the decision to move the much-awaited bills through second reading belongs to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.

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