3 Jun 2013

Rain delays Vanuatu government's Epi meeting

2:39 pm on 3 June 2013

The Vanuatu government has postponed a planned Council of Ministers meeting on Epi Island by three weeks because of constant rain.

A government public relations officer, Letty Kaltonga, says the government wants fine weather to settle in before the meeting.

The new practice to host such government meetings in the provinces has been criticised by the opposition as a waste of public funds.

A former finance minister, Willie Jimmy, says it's an allowance earning exercise for government officials more than anything else.