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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Leadership Code Commission penalise Provincial Assembly members

The Leadership Code Commission last week imposed penalties of one-hundred dollars each on 38 members of three Provincial Assemblies.

These include 27 members of the Malaita Provincial Assembly, 6 from the Central Islands Provincial Assembly and 5 from the Isabel Provincial Assembly.

Chairman of the Leadership Code Commission, Emmanuel Kouhota said the leaders had failed to declare their financial interests to the Commission within the time required under the Leadership Code Act.

Mr. Kouhota said such penalty does not reflect well on leaders, because it shows their response to fulfil their obligation under law is poor.

He said the Commission will continue to penalize leaders who fail to comply with statutory requirements, which may include charging leaders concerned for misconduct.

Mr. Kouhota said consequences could be serious for leaders taking their legal obligations lightly.

Source: SIBC.

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