17 Sep 2007

Western Province premier committed to Solomons federal system

3:32 pm on 17 September 2007

The Solomon Island's Western Province Premier, Alex Lokopio, has repeated his government's determination to adopt the proposed federal state government system.

Mr Lokopio told the 2007 premiers' conference that the current unitary system of government in Solomon Islands failed to deliver goods and services and was open to abuse and corruption.

Mr Lokopio said Western Province had invested a lot of resources and effort towards the adoption of the federal state government system and it would not back down.