30 Jul 2012

Solomons well-prepared to move away from violence: prime minister

1:02 pm on 30 July 2012

The Solomon Islands prime minister says the country has made a good recovery from the ethnic tensions of a decade ago.

The government is being urged to press on with its constitutional reform programme in view of the possibility of a resurgence of violence if people's concerns are not addressed.

But Gordon Darcy Lilo says the government is making solid progress with both constitutional and economic reforms.

"We cannot rule out the possibility of things not working out to the liking of the good size of the population of the country. But the progress that we have been making so far has shown some good signs that the country is well-prepared to move away from the kind of things that have been happening in the past."

Gordon Darcy Lilo says the government has shown good management of the economy, evidenced by the economic growth of the past two years.