THE Leadership Code Commission (LCC) Office says in the absence of a substantive chairman, it cannot comment on the issue of national leaders, especially parliamentarians engaged in contractual projects in the cleaning and maintenance of Honiara International Airport.
Asked if the procedures and process whereby contracts to clean up and maintain certain allotted plots around Henderson Airport were awarded to some parliamentarians including Prime Minister Sogavare did not violate leadership ethics, a senior officer said the only person vested with the power to comment on such issue is the chairman.
He said the position is currently left vacant after the passing away of its former Chairman, the late Francis Luza.
LCC has been mandated under law to monitor the activities of national leaders which might compromise the national interests of their official duties.
Leaders found involving in such demeaning and scrupulous dealings could be held liable under corruption charges.
The recent revelation of MPs’ involvement in the airport contracts have sparked widespread criticisms from members of the public, who strongly felt some corruption element could have been involved in the tendering and awarding of the contracts.
They alleged double dipping by the parliamentarians could have been involved in the tender process.
Meanwhile, the LCC office said the post of chairman would be advertised soon.
By AATAI JOHN