THE first lot of Solomon Islands People First Party (SIPFP) members have signed their integrity pledge before Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) and other civil society groups on Sunday.
The event signifies the party’s pledge to eradicate and stop corruption practices in their campaign and also if they hold power in parliament.
Speaking before putting their signatures to the pledge, SIPFP’s vice president Afu Billy, said the signing of this pledge signifies the party’s seriousness in taking this country out of the problems stopping it from moving forward in its socio economic development.
Ms Billy said, it is the Party’s wish to ensure corruption practices must come to an end and if any of their members are found guilty they must step aside from their duties, because that is not what the Party and the country wants of their leaders.
Party president Bishop Jonnie Kuper, said signing of the pledge signifies each candidate’s commitment and assurance to abide by the party’s corrupt free leadership.
“These pledges demonstrate our commitment as a party to ensure corruption is not entertained within the party, nor among its intending candidates and in any government it leads and or is part of,” Bishop Kuper said.
Daniel Fenua of Transparency Solomon Islands, expressed the organisation and its civil society groups’ appreciation towards SIPFP’s willingness to signing the integrity pledge in showing their support to fight against corruption practices in the country.
Mr Fenua said it is the wish of people in this country to see positive changes in the leadership of this country.
Adding, by signing this pledge shows the commitment of candidates in joining TSI and its civil society groups in the fight to erase corruption practices in the country, which is the biggest development problem in the country.
About eighteen SIPFP intending candidates signed their pledges yesterday.
By DANIEL NAOSUAIA