Dear Prime Minister, Whoever You Are….

Posted: 19/06/2015 in Vanuatu
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Dear Prime Minister, whoever you are.

anonymousAt the time of writing this, I have no idea who in fact will be holding the reins of office as Prime Minister next week.

However, whoever it turns out to be, you will have the opportunity to be the very first SUCCESFUL PM we have had in Vanuatu this decade. EVERY Prime Minister over the past five years has FAILED this nation’s people. HOW? By simply allowing corruption to thrive instead of taking the most important step possible to stop it – establishing an independent but government-funded anti-corruption agency, preferably an ICAC-style agency similar to those established in Fiji, Hong Kong and Australia for instance.

On 14th March, 2010, the Vanuatu Government ratified the UN Convention to do exactly this. Five years on, nothing has been done by any government to honour this obligation.

It is not just the constant changes of government that has led to this as some have been in power long enough to at least initiate the formation of such an agency. Of course, it’s not just the previous PM’s who have been at fault. There has also been a distinct lack of interest in this matter by past Ministers of Justice, Ministers of Internal Affairs and their respective DG’s. Nevertheless, the buck stops with the PM.

So, Mr. Prime Minister of Vanuatu, whoever you may be, the question is whether or not you will continue the time-honoured tradition established by past PM’s by doing nothing or will you become the FIRST EVER Prime Minister to show that you are a man committed to the people of Vanuatu by doing what you are mandated to do – STOP CORRUPTION?

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Comments
  1. Letty W.K says:

    STOP CORRUPTION!!! is every body’s business, you just cannot blame anyone, it is the system that everyone has to come together as one and change it. Yes you can challenge our current Prime Minister and compare him with the past ones but what about yours.

    • Thank you for your comment, Letty. Forgive me if I am wrong in assuming that you are from Vanuatu, however, on the assumption that you are, then you and I have the SAME government and Prime Minister to contend with. Cheers….

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