Isabel volunteers first anti-corruption office

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ISABEL province has volunteered to have the first provincial anti-corruption office once Solomon Islands Independent Commission against Corruption rolls out to the provincial level.

Premier Leslie Kikolo said Isabel province aspires to be the provincial leader in paving best practices in effective governance.

He said Isabel is the first provincial government to comply with the audit requirement and standard based on the international Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

“And so, I wish to request to host the first-ever provincial anti-corruption office in Buala once SICCAC begins nation-wide roll-out,” Kikolo said.

Kikolo said he believes in a transparent system and therefore his government strives to uphold good governance, accountability and best public service practice.

He also highlighted that in the last five years regarding the Provincial Capacity Development Fund PCDF performance audits Isabel province has performed above average, and in 2019/20 report Isabel had moved up to 65 points.

Therefore, Kikolo said that they are aspiring to lead the score cards by 2022.