9 Dec 2016

International Anti-Corruption Day marked in Solomon Islands

From , 4:04 pm on 9 December 2016

The Solomon Islands is marking International Anti-Corruption Day today with a series of events beginning with a march through the capital Honiara this morning.

The country's Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, who is expected to lead the march, has made combating corruption a priority policy for his government.

Several anti-corruption bills, including proposed freedom of information legislation and laws to enable the setting up of an Independent Commission Against Corruption, have been brought to parliament by Mr Sogavare's government.

But despite some already passing their first reading, the chairperson of Transparency International, Ruth Liloqula says none of them have been signed into law.

The 2015 IACD anti-corruption walk.

The 2015 IACD anti-corruption walk. Photo: Supplied/ IACD