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PARLIAMENT ELECTS NEW DEPUTY SPEAKER

WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST 2017

Hon. David Day Pacha is the new Deputy Speaker of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands.

Hon. David Day Pacha is Member of Parliament for South Guadalcanal Constituency.

He was elected unopposed at the resumption of the 6th meeting of the 10th Parliament on Monday 21st August 2017.

Hon Day Pacha’s election came after the Deputy Speaker’s office was vacated by former Deputy Speaker, Hon. Andrew Manepora’a.

Hon. Manepora’a vacated the office upon his appointment as the new Minister of Lands and Housing.

Hon. Day Pacha and Hon. Steve Abana were nominated for the position of Deputy Speaker, however, Hon. Abana withdrew his candidacy on the morning of Monday 21st August before Parliament meeting resumed.

Speaker of National Parliament, Hon. Jasper Ajilon Nasiu said the two candidates are qualified to be elected as Deputy Speaker under section 64(1) (b) of the Constitution.

The nominations supplement the requirements of Standing Orders 5(2) and 5 (3).

Hon. Ajilon said Hon. Abana’s withdrawal has been accepted. As such, Hon Day Pacha stands unopposed for the position of Deputy Speaker.

Meanwhile, Parliament is adjourned until Monday 28th August 2017. While Parliament is adjourned, PAC is expected to continue with its hearings into the 2017 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2017.

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