1 Dec 2006

Municipal council in Vanuatu suspended for financial mismanagement

8:01 pm on 1 December 2006

In Vanuatu, the Minister for Internal Affairs, Mr George Wells has suspended the Luganville Municipal Council for misappropriation.

The Daily Post reports taht the second political adviser in the Ministry of Internal Affairs Peter Sakita says the suspension came as a last resort after an independent auditor's report showed the financial situation was going from bad to worse.

Mr Sakita says the suspension would be in place until a new council is elected not earlier than 30 neither days nor later than sixty days.