To'abaita Authority for Research & Development (TARD)

[P.O Box 13, Honiara, Solomon Islands/ Email: Tel:+677 7424025]

Welcome to the TARD Homepage...{Sore lea tale oe uri fula lamu mai la biu ne'e TARD}...TARD is To'abaita's rural voice on the web

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Sogavare government defeated opposition's motion of no confidence

The Solomon Islands grand coalition government has defeated the motion moved in Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.

The motion was defeated by 28 to 17. Five did not vote including the two MPs in custody, namely Nelson Ne'e and Charles Dausabea.

Parliamentary Opposition leader Fred Fono moved the no confidence motion in parliament yesterday morning.

Mr Fono says he had moved the motion against Mr Sogavare because he had failed to fulfil delivering services promised to the people since taking office.

Meanwhile, the ABC News has reported that the diplomatic rift between Australia and the Solomon Islands looks set to deepen after the Solomons' Prime Minister, Manesseh Sogavare, survived a vote of no confidence against him.

This was attributed to Mr Sogavare accusing the John Howard government of using the Solomons Opposition Party to try and oust him.

Source: SIBC

Copyright©2006-2010 To'abaita Authority for Research and Development (TARD). All rights reserved