Solomons premier facing no confidence motion

11:03 am on 6 March 2018

The premier of Rennell and Bellona province in Solomon Islands is to face a no confidence motion later this month.

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Collin Singamoana is being accused of corruption and failing to be transparent and accountable in the running of the province.

The Solomon Star newspaper reported opposition leader Nick Taika will be tabling the motion.

Mr Taika called on the premier to acknowledge there is a lack of confidence in his leadership and step down.

He said Mr Singamoana's administration had not kept proper records of its use of public funds including more than $US110,000 which was earmarked for the province's participation in this year's Solomon Games.

Mr Taika also accused the premier of corruptly claiming expenses of more than $US330,000.

The paper was unable to reach Mr Singamoana for comment.

The premier heads a five member executive in the nine seat provincial assembly.