20 May 2010

Former Solomons banker Hou to enter politics

6:45 pm on 20 May 2010

A former Solomon Islands Central Bank Governor, Rick Hou, is to stand in this year's general election.

The Solomon Star says Mr Hou is set to leave his post as advisor at the World Bank in Washington to run for office.

He plans to run for the Small Malaita seat which has been held by William Haomae, the foreign minister in the outgoing administration.

Mr Hou was the Central Bank governor for three terms.