12 Sep 2016

Solomons PM calls for united effort against corruption

3:22 pm on 12 September 2016

The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands is calling for a united effort to combat corruption in the country.

Manasseh Sogavare made the comments yesterday as he pledged additional support and resources to the completion of a National Anti-Corruption Strategy by the end of the year.

The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands Manasseh Sogavare

The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands Manasseh Sogavare Photo: UN Photo/Kim Haughton

A steering committee providing oversight for this process includes representatives from the government, the private sector, civil society with the option of bringing on board donor partners as the need arises.

The special secretary to the PM Andrew Muaki said the National Anti-Corruption Strategy will go hand in hand with proposed Anti-Corruption legislation to be tabled in parliament by early next year.

"There are things like getting everyone on board, different agencies will work together to address corruption in this country. Having a legislation is one thing, the other thing is to ensure that different agencies that address various aspects of corruption can work together."

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