GOVERNMENT is taking a report Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) submitted about the engagement of Solomon Airlines chief executive officer Captain Ron Sumsum, very “seriously”.
The report, amongst others, is question the huge pay package Captain Sumsum is reportedly being paid.
FSII handed the report to the Prime Minister’s Office last week, requesting that they look into the engagement of the Ni-Vanuatu.
Captain Sumsum has been on the job for about eight years now.
Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, Deli Osi said the report is still with their office.
She said the prime minister will be handing it soon to the Minister of Finance, who is the accountable minister responsible for State Owned Enterprises.
“It is the minister of finance who will determine what cause of action to take after looking at the report,” Mrs Oso said.
She said the government is treating the report seriously because of serious allegations that were made in there.
FSII’s move to question Captain Sumsum’s pay package has resulted in a planned law suit against the civil society group.
Captain Sumsum has instructed his lawyer to file for defamation.
His lawyer Lily Ramo of DNS Lawyers has already informed FSII chief executive officer Benjamin Afuga that he and his trustees will be served with court papers soon.
The High Court has confirmed this week, Ms Ramo had filed for criminal defamation.
FSII said it welcomed the law suit and vowed to meet Captain Sumsum in court.
By DANIEL NAMOSUAIA