26 May 2015

Solomons government takes first step against corruption

10:19 am on 26 May 2015

The Solomon Islands government says it is taking the first step this week towards honouring its election promise to fight corruption in the country.

A three day workshop which starts on Tuesday in Honiara brings together various stakeholders to look at how to set up Solomon Islands' first Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Government spokesperson Alfred Sasako says the consultations aim to create a roadmap for the establishment of the anti-corruption body.

" This is the first concrete move towards establishing this independent commission against corruption. And we will be continuing the process so that we keep moving making sure that we don't overlook any area of importance to the working of such a commission."

Mr Sasako says speakers from Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste have been invited to share their experiences in setting up ICACs

Stakeholders will also be discussing the outcomes of an inter-governmental peer review of Solomon Islands implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption