THE Court of Appeal will deliver its ruling this morning on the MPs tax-free salary case.
And Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) encourages all tax-payers and the public to attend the ruling at Court Room 6 in the High Court.
“This is to show support for the five citizens who challenged the decision made by Members of Parliament Entitlement Commission [MPEC] in 2015,” TSI executive director Ruth Liloqula said on Thursday.
“This is an important day for all of us,” Ms Liloqula said.
“We believe that regardless of what the outcome is, it is not right and never in the best interest of the country that Members of Parliament should not be paying tax while clinics are poorly resourced and without the basics necessities, schools in appalling state with no sanitation, water supply etc,” she added.
“Seeing the composition of the MPEC it is simply not right that Members of Parliament make decisions to benefit themselves whilst services and service delivery are very poor,” Ms Liloqula stated.
The Court of Appeal heard the PEC appeal last Friday.
PEC was appealing against part of the judgement of the High Court given on the 19th April 2016, specifically where the Chief Justice ordered and declared that Regulations 5 and 36, 9, 14, 16, 32, 33, and 34 of the (Amendment) Regulations 2015 were unconstitutional, null and void and what they see as other far-reaching orders declaration.