25 Nov 2015

Solomons still to decide on Special Envoy to West Papua

10:24 am on 25 November 2015

The Solomon Islands government is still to decide whether to replace the country's Special Envoy to West Papua, the Malaita Member of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga, Mathew Wale.

Mr Wale's appointment has been questioned following his recent resignation from the Democratic Coalition for Change Government led by the Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare.

He is now a member of the Independent Group, which is a partner of the Parliamentary Opposition Coalition.

The Special Secretary to the Prime Minister, Andrew Muaki, says the government is still considering the issue.