1 August 2018
Enabling legislation to fight the scourge of corruption
It is gratifying to learn that the long awaited Whistleblowers Bill 2016 has been passed in the Solomon Islands Parliament.
The passing of this latest legislation will serve as an important adjunct to the recently passed Anti-Corruption Act and both sets of statutory legislation will considerably aid the eradication of corruption that has blighted the nation for so long.
I quite understand how difficult it has been to traverse the road these past couple of years while tabling, debating and amending the new anti-corruption enactments but offer my congratulations to the Members of Parliament and particularly to the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister for going the extra mile in finally steering the legislation through.
I will look forward with added confidence to seeing the creation of Solomon Islands own Independent Anti-Corruption Commission with adequate and effective powers, including investigative and prosecution provisions.