30 Aug 2013

Vanuatu opposition queries slowness of judiciary

1:22 pm on 30 August 2013

Vanuatu's opposition has raised concerns about what it says is the failure of the judiciary to act promptly.

In a statement, the opposition has questioned the court's failure to set a date to hear its application for a stay on the government's plans for an airport development set to cost the Singaporean developers 350 million US dollars.

The opposition is questioning the legality of the concession agreement but it says despite filing an urgent application to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, there has been no date fixed to discuss the matter.

It also says the concession agreement is incomplete and does not include the promissory note which would detail the government's financial obligations.

The opposition says these obligations may become very expensive for the people of Vanuatu.