Establishing an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is a waste of time and resources, says Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) President.
Charles Dausabea said forming ICAC would be an overlap to existing organizations and institutions responsible for dealing with corruption issues.
“Why establish a new body that will use up more money and resources which should be reserved for development purposes?”
The Sogavare-led DCC government has announced their intention to set up ICAC – an announcement welcomed by a number of organizations and groups.
But Mr Dausabea said police is there and other relevant institutions are there that only needs strengthening and harnessing.
“The government should only work closely with them and strengthen them in order for them to perform effectively.
He said some of the main institutions that needs strengthening to deal with corruption included the Leadership Code Commission, Auditor General’s Office, the Royal Solomon Islands Police and other relevant organizations.
“Improve workers salary packages; provide proper housing allowances and other benefits for people working in those institutions. Provide the needed resources. That is the remedy to effective and efficiency of running these institutions.
“Leave the job to them and concentrate on developments for change we badly need.”
By BRADFORD THEONOMI