CABINET DECISION ON DISASTER FUNDS POLITICALLY INFLUENCED: T.S.I
Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) says the recent decision by Cabinet to channel the disaster rehabilitation funds to Members of Parliament is clearly a decision made out of strong political influence.
It says the decision is clearly not a decision made for the sake of assisting affected areas devastated by Cyclone Raquel.
The corruption watchdog says such decision was experienced after the 2014 April flood and the aftermath of the 2007 earthquake and tsunami in the Western and Choiseul Provinces.
It says MP’s are legislators and they have a duty to respect the NDMO and let NDMO perform its mandated duties.
It adds the Cabinet needs to justify and explain to the public why diverting these funds to MPs is an appropriate and most efficient decision to make instead of channeling it through the NDMO.