6 Sep 2004

Opposition in Solomons must return to role of scrutinizing government policies

7:32 am on 6 September 2004

Leader of the Solomon Islands Labour Party, Joses Tuhanuku says the Opposition urgently needs to resume its traditional role of scrutinizing both the Government and policies and actions of the regional assistance mission.

Mr Tuhanuku, who is a member of the Opposition, told the Solomon Island Broadcasting Corporation that he will formally resign from the Intervention Taskforce of Solomon Islands today.

He was deputy-chair of the taskforce, which took a leading role in preparing the way for the arrival of RAMSI last year.

Mr Tuhanuku says after 12 months and the restoration of law and order, there is no longer a need for the Opposition to play this extra-ordinary role.