11 Dec 2014

Solomons NGO holds high hopes for PM

10:22 am on 11 December 2014

The NGO Transparency International in Solomon Islands is optimistic that the election of prime minister Manasseh Sogavare will advance the fight against corruption in the country.

TSI Chief Executive Daniel Fenua says Mr Sogavare is one of the most outspoken and exemplary critics of corruption in the Solomon Islands with a good track record.

Mr Fenua says Transparency hopes to work with Mr Sogavare's Democratic Coalition for Change government to reform and revise weak anti-corruption legislation and institutions and he hopes the new government will consider setting up an Independent Commission against Corruption.

"We Transparency we see that the elected Prime Minister Mr Sogavare is really a good advocator against corruption you know. He will be a person where we can, organisations like us and like minded people of this country who are serious about addressing corruption in this country. That we can work along with the government and we look forward to work with them."

Manasseh Sogavare

Manasseh Sogavare Photo: RNZI

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