19 Feb 2019

Call for removal of Solomons caretaker minister of mines

10:10 am on 19 February 2019

The leader of the Solomon Islands Development Party has called for the removal of the Acting Mines Minister for alleged corruption.

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The Island Sun reports Aoke MP Langalanga Matthew Wale calling for Bradley Tovosia's removal after accusations he granted prospecting licenses to a foreign company in return overseas trips.

The allegations were in relation to a licence granted to Bintan Mining Solomon Ltd to prospect for nickel on Isabel Island.

Mr Wale has demanded Mr Tovosia be sacked immediately and a full investigation launched into the allegations.

He also called for all bauxite mining in the province of Rennell and Bellona to be halted after a cargo ship servicing the mine there ran aground on a reef.

Mr Wale, who is the parliamentary leader of the Solomon Islands Development Party, says authorities cannot just watch and allow the country's laws to be continuously flaunted.

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