Thursday, 30 July 2009 10:56 AM

Call for Transparency in Government

Transparency Solomon Islands, TSI, calls for transparency in the submissions made to the Parliamentary Entitlement Commission, PEC.

TSI says any submission made to PEC should be made public, including which MP proposed the terminal allowance for spouses, who proposed the increase in terminal grants to 400-thousand dollars and who proposed the land and house provision for Prime Ministers.

TSI also calls for a complete review of the Parliamentary entitlements along with the composition of PEC to reflect true independence.

It says Prime Minister Derek Sikua cannot distance himself from the committee which he has appointed and sets its remuneration.

Transparency Solomon Islands says Dr Sikua must lead the way in restoring the integrity of Parliament.

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