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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Corruption and poor governance disqualify Solomon Islanders from the Millenium Challenge Fund.

Solomon Islands is not yet qualified to receive funding from the Millennium Challenge Fund.

U-S ambassador to Solomon Islands Leslie Rowe says there are areas in which Solomon Islands needs to improve on before it is eligible get the funding.

She says Solomon Islands may not be able to receive any funding from the Millennium Fund this year and not in the near future unless certain areas addressed.

Ms Rowe says these areas include, corruption, democracy, governance and investing in people.

"Certain areas concerning corruption and democracy and governance and also investing in people. These are the area that the Millennium Challenge Corporation is evaluating".

Source: SIBC

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