The chairperson of Transparency Solomon Islands says an over-politicised public service is holding back development in the country.
Ruth Liloqula says she is encourged by government's promises to deliver new anti-corruption policies and legislation.
But she says this will not translate to meaningful change if politicians continue interfering in the everyday functions of the public service.
"At the moment most of those who are sitting in key positions they are just not confident to do the right thing because they are frightened that they might lose their job. And if you don't know your way around the public service instruments and etc then you can not stand up for what is right."
Transparency International chair in Solomon Islands Ruth Liloqula.
The current government under the leadership of Manasseh Sogavare has promised to introduce stronger anti-corruption legislation and establish the country's first independent commission against corruption in 2016.