5 Nov 2007

Solomon Islands government officers accused of helping themselves to public money

6:23 am on 5 November 2007

A number of Government officers in Solomon Islands have been accused by the Auditor General of helping themselves to large sums of public money.

The officers were implicated in the Auditor's report on three Government funding schemes for rural projects administered by the Ministries of Agriculture, Trade and Commerce, and Tourism Development.

The audit report was critical about the manner in which three officials directly involved in the administration had obtained funds for themselves, their immediate families and relatives.