Transparency Solomon Islands has made a good start to its Provincial Visits Program with a successful first day in Auki, Malaita Province.

This week, TSI held a workshop for more than 20 key public officials representing critical organizations such as Police, Corrections, Health, Forestry and the Malaita Provincial Government.

“It’s been great to get an opportunity to hear people’s personal views about corruption and the effects that corruption can have on communities,” said Daniel Fenua, Executive Officer of Transparency Solomon Islands.

During the workshop, participants discussed a broad range of issues including the nature and impacts of corruption, corruption offences and penalties, how to report corruption and what individual citizens can do to combat corruption.

It was also an opportunity for TSI to hear first hand views of provincial officials on national issues and good governance.

“TSI would like to thank all of the public officials who took time out of their busy schedules to participate in the workshop,” Mr Fenua said.

“We would also like to thank the Malaita Provincial Council of Women who are hosting our team during this visit.”

TSI staff are conducting a series of meetings in Auki this week with community leaders, churches, women’s groups and high school students.

Lawyers from TSI’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre are also available in Auki this week to provide free legal advice on issues specifically relating to corruption.
Anyone who has a question about corruption and would like to speak to one of the ALAC lawyers should make an appointment by calling the TSI office on 28319, or by approaching TSI staff during the visit.

TSI’s Provincial Visits Program is supported by the European Union under the Non-State Actors for Development Program for Solomon Islands.


Source: Press Release, Transparency Solomon Islands