21 Nov 2007

Solomons government to take opposition to court, says Governor General

9:25 pm on 21 November 2007

Solomon Islands Governor General says that the government will be taking the political impasse between it and the opposition to court.

Sir Nathaniel Waena made his revelation amid mounting pressure for an end to the current political impasse.

The Governor General last week said he didn't have the power under the Constitution to reconvene parliament to allow the opposition grouping to vote on a motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister.

However he says the constitution clearly states that parliament must meet before the end of the year to allow for government's spending before its 2008 budget goes before parliament.

"I must make that very clear and so any matter that government, through the Attorney General, takes (pidgin) to court.. that is their prerogative. I have no say whatsoever but I did because they do what they want to do and that's their right under the laws of this country and under the constitution too."