Vanuatu Parliament Speaker (front row first from left ) Hon. Philip Boedoro and Deputy Speaker to parliament SI Hon. Duddley Tausinga and parliamentary committe members and vanuatu delegates in Parliament.
THE Speaker of Parliament for the Republic of Vanuatu Philip Boedoro has expressed satisfaction following a recent study tour at the National Parliament house.
Accompanying the Speaker were his Clerk and other members from the Parliament of Vanuatu.
During the day long tour, the speaker and his delegation sat in at different sessions where different departments within Solomon Islands parliament made demonstrations of their different functions within the parliament.
In an Exclusive interview with Sunday Isles Mr Boedoro said the visit was rewarding and opportunity for his parliament to learn from Solomon Islands.
“Our visit is basically a study tour program which we started out visiting our partner parliament office in Queensland and then here in Solomon Islands. This program is very important for the Parliament of Vanuatu,” he said.
“The reason why we came here is to learn how different institutions within different parliaments operate and how the Parliament of Vanuatu can establish significant reforms from the experiences we learnt.
“I as the Speaker of the Parliament of Vanuata, I am glad to be part of this program and I am quite fascinated with what I’ve witnessed so far about the parliament of Solomon Islands.”
“From my understanding and comparison the parliament of Vanuata is still yet to improve and make significant reform processes in some of our institutions and therefore our visit to Solomon Islands Parliament is a very fruitful one.”
Mr Boedoro said he understood that Solomon Islands Parliament had already gone through a reform process to strengthen its work in the country.
“It is an opportunity for us to come in retreat with Solomon other parliament officials to share and discuss ideas and I strongly believe Vanuatu has a lot to learn from Solomon Islands.”
He said that Solomon Islands Parliament is active compared to Vanuatu.
“Significantly I am more impressed with how the parliamentary house committees operate in Solomon Islands.
“Ours in Vanuatu is not as active as these here in Solomon Islands and through this tour I will go back and ensure we do the same.”
“It’s been an honour for me and my delegation to come and visit the parliament of Solomon Islands and establish our relationship.”
Mr Boedoro and his delegation will fly out today.