11 Jan 2019

New Solomons' agency to help address political instability

12:03 pm on 11 January 2019

A new Solomon Islands government agency has begun its work to strengthen political parties to help bring stability to the country.

Ruth Liloqula.

Ruth Liloqula. Photo: Twitter / Nicole Haley

The Political Parties Commission is responsible for registering political parties, capacity building within the parties and helping people understand the merits of such organisations.

Board member Ruth Liloqula said they want to develop the political party system and take it beyond the current situation where parties appear at election time and just as quickly disappear.

She said they will achieve this through training.

"To get them to be more broadbased in their policies and programmes, and also to make the people aware of the benefits of the political party system in Solomon Islands to address the constant political instability that we see in the country."

Ruth Liloqula said the commission is not yet adequately funded to properly fulfil its role.

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