10TH PARLIAMENT TO HAVE FIRST MEETING ON 17TH DECEMBER
The Governor General Sir Frank Kabui has set December 17th for Parliament to have its first meeting of the 10th Parliament.
The meeting is crucial for the election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker to National Parliament as well as the swearing in of Members of Parliament.
A statement from Government Communication says, Sir Frank has signed the proclamation of the date on Wednesday 10 December.
It adds the Speaker’s post was left vacant following the resignation of former speaker Sir Allan Kemakeza to contest the recent national general elections, saying similarly, the Deputy Speaker’s post was left vacant by former deputy speaker Job Duddley Tausinga following the dissolution of parliament prior to the national general elections.
Meanwhile, members of Parliament have elected Manasseh Sogavare as the new Prime Minister of Solomon Islands on December 9th.