Freddy Ota'au thank the Ombudsman and Chairman of LCC on behalf of students at UPNG
The meeting was facilitated and organised by the Solomon Islands High Commission Office. Mr Pitabelama and Mr Kohouta are in Papua New Guinea for a week long familiarization visit to see the set up and operations of the Papua New Guinea Ombudsman Commission Office and the various legal institutions. Their visit was hosted by the Ombudsman Commission Office of Papua New Guinea.
In their meeting with the students, the Ombudsman and the Chairman of the Leadership Code Commission briefed the students on the developments in Solomon Islands and the functions and activities of their respective offices. In his presentation, Mr Pitabelama, stated that it is important for the students to know the functions and role of the Ombudsman and what it could do and what it could not do.
Mr Kohouta, informed the students of the importance of upholding the law in the country and how his office deals with cases of corruption and leadership issues in the country.
The President of the Solomon Islands students Association at the University of Papua New Guinea Freddy Ota’au who hails from To'abaita, expressed his gratitude for the visit of the Ombudsman and the Chairman of the Leadership Code Commission. Mr Ota’au said this was the first time that the students have been visited by the Ombudsman and the Chairman of the Leadership Code Commission and thanked them for the visit. He also commended the two institutions for the important work they do such as promoting good governance and leadership issues in the country.
Source: Solomon Star