The new government formed after the November 19 national general election has a huge big taskofweeding out corruption in both the political level and private sector.
Former ombudsman and private lawyer John Smith Pitabelama uttered the statement on Monday.
He said corruption is becoming endemic in every sectors. There this can only be addressed if the public is working together with the responsible institutions in the country.
“I call on every citizens of this country to report corruption activities to relevant authorities particularly to the police.”
Pitabelema also appealed to the new Police Commissioner to engage more in improving the Police Corruption Unit within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF).
“This corruption unit needs proper resources to ensure they carry out their work effectively and efficiently.”
He stressed MPs should understand that whatever assistance to their constituents should not be for their own pockets but for the rural populace.
“I call on every voter that if any MP wants their assistance back, such as solar panels, out board motor, report it to the police it’s a criminal act according to the law.
“Election is just around the corner and in Solomon Islands politics most voters prefer buying votes to find their ends meet.
“It’s an illegal practise and must be stopped because these type MPs their ambition is to get into parliament and once it is done they ignore their constituents.”
By ELLIOT DAWEA