19 Nov 2002

Solomons opposition calls on PM to resign

11:20 am on 19 November 2002

The Solomon Islands opposition has again called on the prime minister, Sir Allan Kemakeza, to resign.

The opposition leader, Patterson Oti, says Sir Allan needs to recognise that he has failed to convince Solomon Islanders that his government's fiscal policy works.

He says the reduction of ministries from 20 to 10 is a mere cover as it has yet to be gazetted.

And Mr Oti says recent asset sales, such as of two ambulances and a patrol boat, need to be investigated.

He says Sir Allan should step down immediately to allow the remaining 48 members to choose a new leader and form a new government.

The Kemakeza government was formed just before last Christmas.