18 Jul 2008

August 8th set for Solomon Islands opposition no confidence vote

1:45 pm on 18 July 2008

The Solomon Islands Parliament has set August the 8th as the date for the opposition to table a no confidence motion in the seven month old government of the Prime Minister Dr Derek Sikua.

The opposition leader, Manasseh Sogavare, says the parliamentary opposition is moving the motion at the request of people who are suffering as a result of high fuel and food prices.

He says the government has not been delivering the services it promised, and the motion is the constitutional process to check on whether the government is genuine to its commitment.

Mr Sogavare questioned what has happened to 25 million US dollars worth of projects approved by parliament.

He says MP's should decide for themselves on which side of the house they should place their allegiance.