The Government is mourning the passing away of one of its great leaders, the Member of Parliament for West Kwaio, Malaita Province, Monday.
Late Peter Tom passed away on Monday evening after battling a long illness.
With the passing away of late Peter Tom, parliament now has only 48 MPs leading up to the lapse of the 10th parliament and upcoming national Generations early next year 2019.
Late Tom, 55, from Kwailatutu village was a church pastor before elected to the National Parliament of Solomon Islands on 5 April 2006.
He was then re-elected to the National Parliament of Solomon Islands on 4 August in 2010 and 19 November 2014.
He is a member of the Democratic Party and was the Minister for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs from 22 November 2011 to 8th September 2014.
On committee appointments he was
· Member of Education and Human Resources Training Committee from 22nd December 2014 – to date
· Member of Health and Medical Services Committee from 22nd December 2014 – to date
· Member of Public Accounts Committee from 13th October 2011 to 22nd November 2011
· Member of Health and Medical Services Committee from 21st June 2011 to 22nd November 2011
The government will issue a condolence message today.
By CHARLES KADAMANA