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Monday, July 23, 2007

Guadalcanal Provincial leaders give PM 14 days to respond to their resolution on controversial issues in the country.


Guadalcanal leaders have given Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Government 14 days to respond to a series of resolutions on controversial issues. They want the Government to stop the rearming of some sections of the Police, and replace Attorney-General Julian Moti and Police Commissioner Jahir Khan.

The 14-day notice was given to the Prime Minister on Friday after a meeting in Gorou, Guadalcanal Plains. It was said to have been attended by all the Guadalcanal parliamentarians.

One of the meeting initiators, Stephen Panga, said if the Government rejects their resolutions their five members in Government will have to resign from the Government.

But a senior Government official said last night that not all Guadalcanal MPs are supporting the resolutions. He said two of them have already assured the Government that they are not party to the resolutions.

Panga said like many Solomon Islanders, the people of Guadalcanal have opposed the appointments of Khan and Moti and the planned rearming of some Police officers. Panga said all the Guadalcanal MPs signed the communiqué. He said the people of Guadalcanal would like to see the Government response to their demands.

“From that we will know what course of action to take,” Panga said. A senior Government minister confirmed to the Solomon Star yesterday that they have already received the Guadalcanal resolutions. They will be looking into them, he said.

Source: Solomon star.

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