17 Jul 2017

Sogavare yet to deliver on promise to tackle corruption

From , 3:04 pm on 17 July 2017

With only a year left in his term, the Solomon Islands prime minister Manasseh Sogavare is running out of time to deliver on a promise to bring in new anti-corruption laws.

Shortly after his election in 2014 Mr Sogavare's coalition government released a policy statement prioritising a host of anti-corruption initiatives for which there was a lot of support from the public.

But as Koroi Hawkins reports the prime minister is struggling to see the reforms through.

Manasseh Sogavare

Manasseh Sogavare speaks at a high-level symposium on the legacy of RAMSI. Photo: RNZ/ Koroi Hawkins