Solomons minister defends move to new building

3:21 pm on 8 May 2017

Solomon Islands Minister of Rural Development Jimson Tanangada has dismissed criticism of his plan to move his ministry to new offices.

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The opposition is opposed saying the rent of the new building is much higher and there have been claims of corrupt dealings behind over the move.

But Mr Tanangada said the old building couldn't house the growing ministry which now has 200 staff.

He also said the building they are vacating leaked during the wet season and was a fire hazard.

The Minister said anyone not satisfied with his explanation should direct their concerns to the relevant authorities such as the police.