23 Nov 2015

Solomons PM dismisses report on women MPs

2:56 pm on 23 November 2015

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister says a recent report on reserved seats for women in parliament is full of rubbish.

The report was compiled by a group of consultants on equal representation, following a push from women's groups.

Manasseh Sogavare

Manasseh Sogavare Photo: RNZI Koroi Hawkins

Currently there is only one woman MP, Freda Tuki, who represents the people of far Eastern Solomon Islands.

Manasseh Sogavare says the report is not convincing enough and doesn't carry the views of the people.

He says the report writers did not seek constructive answers, and his government will seek the contributions of current MPs, who he says are more constructive.