Honiara : 25 January 2017
Letter to the Editor, Island Sun and Solomon Times Newspapers.
Recent statements made by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ronald Bei Talasasa, and Solomon Kalu the Chairman of the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) when appearing before the Bills and Legislative Committee BLC) this week make perfect sense to me if the LCC and the office of the Ombudsman are to function efficiently, effectively and importantly independently.
Both of these constitutional institutions need the financial support to be fully independent and well resourced.
Mr Kale told the BLC that last year the LCC was unable to to do some of its required work because a lack of finance meant his office was not fully independent.
Both institutions are necessary, indeed crucial, to combat alleged acts of corruption or corrupt practices occurring in the leadership and administration of the country and it is high time they are financed appropriately.