Monday, 10 August 2009 10:02 AM

UNDP Parliament Project to Continue

The United Nations Development Programme Parliamentary Strengthening Program does not end when Project Manager Warren Cahill leaves.

The Deputy Speaker Clement Kengava says concerns raised during the debate by various parliament members who contributed to debate will be addressed.

In winding up the motion to appreciate Mr Cahill's services to improve parliament, mover of the motion MP for North West Choiseul, Mr Kengava says Mr Cahill has successfully taken parliament to a new level.

Mr Kengava says parliament has risen from the ashes of the ethnic tension to became one of the outstanding parliaments in the Pacific region.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Fred Fono has challenged workers under the UNDP Parliamentary Strengthening Project to continue with the good work left behind by the outgoing project manager Warren Cahill.

Deputy Prime Minister Fred Fono has challenged workers under the UNDP Parliamentary Strengthening Project to continue with the good work left behind by the outgoing project manager Mr Cahill.

Speaking in parliament Friday during a motion to appreciate Mr Cahill's leadership of the project for the last four years, Mr Fono says it has been a public service culture that whenever an expatriate leaves, locals do not perform or maintain professional standards that have been set.

Mr Fono says local qualified staff of the project must do away with such attitude to maintain the stage in which the improvements under the project have put parliament at where it is today.


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