31 Jan 2019

Solomons MPs given deadline to account for funds

10:32 am on 31 January 2019

Outgoing MPs in Solomon Islands have been given until 15 February to account for millions of dollars in grant funding given for developing their constituencies in 2018.

Solomon Islands parliament

Solomon Islands parliament Photo: RNZ/ Koroi Hawkins

The Ministry of Rural Development said only 21 out of 47 constituencies had fully accounted for grants received from the government.

It said only 23 out of 50 constituencies have accounted for the final tranche of last year's grant payments from Taiwan.

The ministry said if MPs fail to submit their reports within two weeks, all outstanding accounts will be made public.