The appointment of Honourable Bodo Dettke to head the Ministry of Forestry and Research attracts potential conflict of interest.
Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) made the statement after Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare and his Democratic for Change Government defended Hon. Dettke’s appointment to be the Government Minister responsible for the Ministry of Forestry.
TSI says while it appreciates the decision, the truth is still uncertain as it is yet to be tested.
The Transparency watchdog claims, Hon. Dettke holds directorship in various businesses including logging companies.
TSI now calls on the Prime Minister to instruct Hon. Dettke to resign from any directorship he may hold in any company operating in the logging industry.