OUTGOING Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Choiseul Manasseh Sogavare says, outgoing MPs who fail to contribute in Bills, Parliamentary debates and are always absent from Parliament sessions should not be voted in again.
The former Prime Minister said the recent survey report by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) sends a good message to voters.
“It’s the Constitutional mandate for MPs to contribute on Bills as legislators and must attend parliament meetings.”
“The survey on the attendance and contribution of MPs in Parliament is a wakeup call for voters to decide what kind type of candidate to vote for,” he said.
The survey speaks volume that voters must vote out MPs that less contribute on bills and absent from meetings, he added.
“I’m impressed to know good candidates from various constituency will contest this election that if they go into Parliament they would perform better than MPs in the last house.”
Sogavare added, “it is insulting to see some MPs spend more time with their constituency matters rather than attend meetings and contribute on national issues discuss on the floor of Parliament.”
“My constituency is proud and humble to knew that I top the two surveys TSI has carried out on MPs attendance and contribution on bills tabled in Parliament.”
Sogavare praised TSI for the survey because it informed the nation about MPs who come into parliament for right and wrong intentions.
He therefore appealed saying; “voters your vote is your voice so vote for MPs that have right intention to come into parliament as legislators to represent your constituency well during his/her four years term.”
By ELLIOT DAWEA