Monday, 8 December 2008 7:36 AM

Dr. Sir Peter to Speak on Corruption

Speaker to the National Parliament, the RT Hon Dr. Sir Peter Kenilorea will speak to the public on the issue of corruption, on World Anti-Corruption Day, tomorrow.

Sir Peter is an esteemed leader of this country, a well respected and distinguished member of the Solomon Islands community. Much of Sir Peter's life has been dedicated to governing and leading this country.

Sir Peter contributed significantly to creating the Solomon Islands National Independence Constitution, leading the delegation of MP's who negotiated the constitution with Her Majesty the Queen of England's Government in London. The first Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands , Sir Peter led the government from 1978 to 1981 and again from 1984-1986, he has been knighted by Her Majesty Queen of England for his long standing commitment to responsible governance in Solomon Islands.

His knowledge of the importance of responsible governance, of honest, transparent and accountable leadership and of national integrity is extensive. Few people would have a greater understanding of the ill effects and impact of corruption and the need to fight against corruption and to work for transparency, accountability and integrity in our nation.

Sir Peter will speak at the Cultural Village after Transparency Solomon Island's 'walk against corruption' which will begin at the Town Council at 7.30am on Tuesday 9th December 2008, which is United Nations World-Anti Corruption Day.

Source: Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI)

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