20 Jul 2009

Public in Solomons to be consulted over fight against corruption

9:23 am on 20 July 2009

In Solomon Islands, the government's Anti-Corruption Taskforce is to hold a series of workshops across the nation to consult the public on how best to fight corruption.

The Prime Minister, Dr Derek Sikua says corruption is one of the biggest challenges facing the country.

Dr Sikua says corruption undermines political stability, government effectiveness and delivery of essential services such as health care, education and law and order.

He says the workshops, which will be funded by RAMSI, will be an opportunity for the public and private sector as well as NGOs to help develop the government's proposed national anti-Corruption policy.

To mark the announcement, Dr Sikua and RAMSI Special Coordinator, Graeme Wilson, signed a Memorandum of Understanding recognising RAMSI support to assist the Task force conduct the workshops.