7 Jul 2008

Solomon Islands Attorney General dies

10:56 am on 7 July 2008

Solomon Islands leading government anti-corruption campaigner, the Auditor General, Augustine Fatai, has died.

Mr Fatai was laid to rest over the weekend after a short illness.

The Prime Minister, Derek Sikua, said Mr Fatai's contributions to upholding transparency and accountability as the Auditor General will long be remembered.

Mr Sikua said he was a good mentor and a great teacher.

As Auditor General, Mr Fatai was responsible for producing eight audit reports uncovering corruption in various Government Ministries, the first such reports from the Audit General's office.