Monday, 25 August 2008 10:41 AM

Opportunities for Parliamentary Motions Often Wasted

The private member's motion to have been moved last Friday by the Member of Parliament for Temotu Nende, Hon. Patteson Oti, was withdrawn and instead will be tabled this Friday, the 29th.

Critics of the current house are concerned that opportunities given to Parliamentarians to bring Motions to Parliament are often wasted.

"The only Motion debated on most Fridays since the country's independence is the Motion of No Confidence. This does not speak well of the caliber of our MPs."

Critics said the failure to bring private motions to Parliament shows the lack of commitment of Solomon Islands Members of Parliaments towards improving the country's social and political processes.

Meanwhile, the final reading of the 2008 appropriation Bill will be made and passed today in Parliament.


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