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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

SIG delegation in PNG to learn about Integrity Bill on political parties

A Solomon Islands government delegation is in Papua New Guinea to learn from PNG its experiences on the execution and implementation of the Organic Law on the integrity of political parties and candidates.

The Solomons was looking at how the PNG version could be adopted into a proposed integrity bill on political parties, which it hopes to table in its November-December sitting of parliament, Solomon Islands High Commissioner to PNG Bernard Bata’anisia said.

The delegation yesterday met with National Research Institute academic Dr Alphonse Gelu.

They will meet with Electoral Commissioner Andrew Trawen and the commission’s legal counsel Prof John Nonggorr today.

Tomorrow, the Solomon Islanders are scheduled to meet with outgoing Registrar of Political Parties Paul Bengo and representatives from Transparency International.

Source: The National

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