Solomon authorities respond to Transparency criticism over rural fund | Pacific Beat

Solomon authorities respond to Transparency criticism over rural fund

Solomon authorities respond to Transparency criticism over rural fund

Updated 23 April 2013, 12:01 AEST

Pacific Beat reported on Monday that the Solomon Islands Government was facing criticism that it had not been transparent with its rural development funding.

The money comes from Taiwan, but Taiwan recently chose to withhold the funds for 17 MPs because they had not submitted their acquittals.

Transparency International says the Solomon Islands government paid the outstanding 20 million Solomon dollars from its own budget.

The governmenet in Honiara says it considers issue "resolved," and declined to comment further.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Johnson Siapu, chairman of the Parliamentary Entitlements Commission.

 

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