SOLOMON Islands Christians Association (SICA) has joined Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) in calling on the Governor General to set aside the date for the election of Prime Minister as soon as possible.
The call comes as the nation waited eagerly to see the next government.
SICA’s general secretary, Holmes Saeve said they supported FSII’s call because an early election is important to avoid “grass hopping” by elected members from Parties to Parties.
Mr Saeve said SICA believes during such situation, huge amount of money are normally involved and received by the elected members, which amounts to corruption.
Therefore, he said it’s important that the governor general uses his power to call an election as soon as possible.
Mr Saeve said the seven churches that make up the SICA will meet today and one of their agenda will be the election of PM.
Chairman of SICA, Reverend Wilfred Kurepitu said they had been supporting the national election through prayers and will continue until the elections of the PM.
Rev Kurepitu said the country must believe that the 50 elected members are fruits of their prayers.
Therefore, he urged all citizens to continue to prayer for these 50 elected members to elect a leader for the PM’s post.
In the meantime, the majority of the 50 elected members are still to turn up in Parliament to receive their letters from the Clerk to Parliament, Taeasi Sanga.
Mrs Sanga said less than 15 elected members have turned up to receive their letters for accommodation in various hotels in town despite a service message being put out on the national broadcaster this week.
She said this had made them to wonder if all the 50 elected members are already in Honiara.
Rawcliffe Ziza, Deputy Private Secretary Government House, said the election of Prime Minister is expected to be on first or second week of December.
MR Ziza said this will depend on how fast the elected members make their coalition government.
He said election of PM is important so that a new government will come in to pass the budget before the financial years ends on December 31.
By EDDIE OSIFELO