29 May 2015

Sound system woes stall Vanuatu parliament

12:24 pm on 29 May 2015

Vanuatu's parliament has adjourned its first extra-ordinary sitting of the year until Monday over complaints about the sound system in the chamber.

Both government and opposition members complained about the problem.

The Speaker of parliament, Philip Boedoro, says he had adjourn the meeting until next week to give time for a temporary sound system to be installed.

The sound system wan installed by the Congress of New Caledonia as part of its exchange program with parliament of Vanuatu.

Mr Boedoro told the parliament that technicians from New Caledonia won't be in Vanuatu for another two weeks.

The MPs also complained this morning that they have received bills late and the adjournment will give them time to study them..

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Photo: RNZ / Walter Zweifel