Corruption in cross-border registration motivated by bribery has continued to be seen in West Honiara Constituency last Friday.
The Solomon Star was told that some ignorant youths from East Honiara said they were promised $1,000 each in exchange for their voter Identification (ID) cards, after registering themselves.
Around eight people residing in Panatina of East Honiara told the observers of West Honiara Independent Youth (WHIY) that they cross-border to register in West Honiara with the hope to receive hard cash.
However, they have no knowledge that WHIY are taking information at the registration centres as well to crack down on cross-border voters.
One of the cross-border told the members of WHIY that they came all the way from Panatina to register in West Honiara Constituency, with the promise that they will receive cash money.
They were transported in a private vehicle to register their names at the registration centre located under the office Agriculture,opposite the Ministry of Lands and Ministry of Public Service.
WHIY members told this paper that they have taken note of the names of the cross-border voters and will report it to the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) come the objection period.
WHIY members claimed they have also recorded the name of the person who has promised to give the $1,000 cash to the youths.
One of the senior members of WHIY said it is very sad to see our people behaving like this, without realizing that what they did is an offense under the Electoral Act and will cause more damage to Solomon Islands.
He said people who cross-border to register in West Honiara for the sake of receiving cash are the very ones who spoil this country, because they have no sense of care for what is right and what is wrong.
By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI