12 Dec 2019

Sir Frank Kabui to head Solomons' anti-corruption commission

10:15 am on 12 December 2019

Solomon Islands' former Governor General, Sir Frank Kabui, has been appointed to head the country's newly-established Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Sir Frank Kabui.

Former Governor General, Sir Frank Kabui. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The appointment was announced by the prime minister Manasseh Sogavare at an event held on Monday in Honiara to mark International Anti-Corruption Day, the Solomon Star reports.

Prior to becoming governor general, Sir Frank was chair of Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission - a position he took up after serving as a High Court judge.

Sir Frank was also the first local to be appointed Attorney General of Solomon Islands.

His deputy chair in the new anti-corruption commission is local lawyer Anika Kingmele.

The other commissioners are Ruth Liloqula, the executive director of Transparency Solomon Islands, Waita Ben Tabusasi, a former politician and senior statesman, Jim Sendersley, the head of the Central Bank's Financial Intelligence Unit and John Tuhaika Sr, a long-serving public servant now retired.

All of the commissioners were sworn-in to their new roles by the Governor General Sir David Vunagi last Thursday.

In announcing the appointment, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the Independent Commission Against Corruption was an excellent body established to help wipe out corruption in the country.

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