The MP for West New Georgia and Vona Vona Silas Vangara Tausinga who resigned from Our Party and the Government last week has joined United Party,
Tausinga was the first of the 5 MPs to leave the government in wake of the riots and looting last week.
On his decision to join UP, Tausinga said: “I am happy to join UP because I believe in its ideals and its practical focus on the strength of a united Solomon Islands, it’s focus on peace and security, sustainable development, more focus on infrastructure, the need to rethink CDF, the importance of good governance, and the need to work closely with our development partners.”
Parliamentary Wing of UP, Peter Kenilorea Junior said: “I am honoured to have Hon. Vangara join our ranks in parliament.”
**He said Vangara shares the common vision and values that UP stands for. **
“He has great ideas on how we can move our nation forward and we welcome his contribution to the UP, the parliament and the nation as a whole. UP did not offer him any incentives, monetary or otherwise to join the party. Hon. Vangara came on his own volition under his own conviction. And I recognize and thank him for that,” Kenilorea said.
The latest addition now increases the number of UP MPs in Parliament to three. The other is the MP for Central Honiara, Alfred Efona.