50 officers trained for omission and objection period

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Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) Commissioner, Taeasi Sanga, when opening the training-of-trainers at the Heritage Park hotel on Wednesday
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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

FIFTY Revising Officers (ROs) are currently undergoing a four-day training in preparation for the omission and objection phase of the voter Registration process.

THE ROs have been engaged to represent the 50 constituencies across Solomon Islands.

Speaking at the opening programme of the training yesterday, Solomon Islands Electoral Commissioner Officer Taeasi Sanga said the importance of the ROs’ roles to the health of Solomon Islands is paramount.

“Without an up todate and accurate and national Election results can be compromised.

“Every Revising Officers must therefore have a good working knowledge of the key rules regulations and procedures governing the Public Inquiry process.

“Hence your professionalism and consistency in decision making is crucial,” said Mrs Sanga.

She said some of the Revising Officers have participated in 2014 and 2017 in election roles so the experiences gained will be invaluable for this round.

Moreover, a statement from the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission Officer (SIECO) said because of the decisive responsibility a special ceremony will be conducted at the end of the training.

The statement furthers this is whereby RO’s will make vow using a bible to ensure they uphold truthfulness, honesty, fairness, independence and trustworthiness in rolling out their duties.

The training commences yesterday at the Heritage Park hotel in Honiara and will be concluded on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

The training is supported by the Australian Government, European Union and the United Nations Development Programme, SECSIP elections.


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