The Solomon Islands Leadership Code Commission vows it will get harder on national and provincial leaders who defy their public office code of ethics.
The Commission's Chairman, Francis Luza, says leaders are being reminded to draw the line between official and personal interests.
He says leaders must be guided by law and not allow personal business interests to undermine their official tasks of looking after their public offices, adding they are not above the law.
Mr Luza made the reminder while addressing newly appointed Permanent Secretaries in Honiara.
He says the Leadership Code Commission has an important task of safeguarding leaders who must declare their financial affairs.