21 Oct 2005

Solomons board chairman questions sacking

3:41 pm on 21 October 2005

A former chairman of the board of the Solomon Islands Water Authority, Jeffrey Teava, says he does not see any sense in his sacking.

Mr Teava was sacked as Board Chairman last week reportedly for refusing to sign documents to allow a World Bank study into possible assistance to SIWA.

But speaking to the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, Mr Teava says he was dismissed for upholding government policy of trying to reduce its international debts.

Mr Teava claims that the action by Mines Minister Basil Manelegua to terminate his chairmanship was influenced by other politicians.

This has been denied by Mr Manelegua.