19 Feb 2018

Solomons ministry urges public to report corrupt officials

12:28 pm on 19 February 2018

The Solomon Islands Forestry Ministry is urging the public to report corrupt officials.

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A statement from the ministry, published in the Solomon Star newspaper, encourages people to report allegations to ministry headquarters so they can be investigated.

The statement followed a report in the paper last week about a landowner in Malaita who said local forestry officials regularly travel to Honiara to ask logging companies for money.

The ministry's permanent secretary Vaeno Vigulu said people should report the names of those involved to his office rather than go to the media.

Dr Vigulu said the ministry did not tolerate corruption and promised any matters reported would be dealt with promptly.

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