Parl adjourned to 23rd Oct, PM pledge ACB return upon next sitting

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PM Manasseh Sogavare

The current sixth sitting of the 10th Parliament meeting has been suspended until Monday 23rd October 2017.

This came after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare moved a motion of special adjournment in Parliament on Monday 9th October 2017.

The motion of special adjournment was envisioned to give ample time for the Bills and Legislations Committee to have the Strata Titles Bill well scrutinized.

The Opposition Leader Jeremiah Manele and MP for Hograno-Kia-Havulei Constituency together with the Leader of the Independent group Dr Derek Sikua and MP for North East Guadalcanal Constituency conveyed their support towards the PM’s motion of special adjournment.

Speaking in support of the Motion, Mr Manele said that the motion was “straightforward” and that the adjournment is also necessary given that several members of the Bills and Legislation Committee are out of the Capital on Official engagements.

The Prime Minister also made assurances to have the Anti- Corruption Bill (ACB) brought back to Parliament when the House resumes.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Independent group Dr Sikua also joined Mr Manele and thanked the Prime Minister for the special adjournment motion.