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Solomon Islands government urges public to report corrupt officials

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The Solomon Islands Forestry Ministry is urging the public to report corrupt officials.

A statement from the ministry encourages people to report allegations to ministry headquarters so they can be investigated, Solomon Start reports.

The statement followed a report about a landowner in Malaita who said local forestry officials regularly travel to Honiara to ask logging companies for money.

The ministry’s permanent secretary Vaeno Vigulu said people should report the names of those involved to his office rather than go to the media.

Dr Vigulu said the ministry did not tolerate corruption and promised any matters reported would be dealt with promptly.