17 Aug 2018

Transparency Solomon Islands exposes MPs slush funds

From , 3:04 pm on 17 August 2018

The watchdog group, Transparency Solomon Islands has publicised a list of the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been given to MPs through the Constituency Development Fund.

Transparency says in the seven period, 2010 to 2016 the MPs were handed a total of $1.37 billion Solomon Islands dollars, [US$169,193,000].

But spokesperson Ruth Liloqula says there is little to show for it, with the money often squandered.

The group wants to see something done about the waste and for MPs not to be directly involved in what has sometimes been referred to as a slush fund.

Don Wiseman asked Ms Liloqula about this but began by asking how Transparency Solomon Islands got the figures.

Ruth Liloqula.

Ruth Liloqula. Photo: Twitter / Nicole Haley