2 Aug 2017

Solomons ombudsman expecting more complaints under new law

From , 5:02 am on 2 August 2017

The Solomon Islands' ombudsman Fred Fakari says he is expecting to receive more complaints from the public after a new law passed last week made provisions for verbal complaints to be accepted by his office.

The Ombudsman Act 2017 also created a separate budgetary allocation for the ombudsman providing it with more autonomy and independence.

Mr Fakari spoke with Koroi Hawkins who began by asking if the office had also been given more power to enforce the findings of its investigations into claims of poor government service or processes.

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