[Talemaot! archive] Lack of action by Prime Minister Sato Kilman at Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television CorporationPosted: July 27, 2012
Lack of action by Prime Minister Sato Kilman at Vanuatu Broadcasting & Television Corporation
Prime Minister Sato Kilman has failed to take any real action in response to the findings of the Auditor General’s Investigation into the Vanuatu Broadcasting & Television Corporation (VBTC) – which is under his portfolio. The Investigation Report was submitted to him almost a year ago in June 2011.
Despite his promises to the public to tackle corruption, Prime Minister Kilman is instead pushing VBTC to increase television coverage to Malekula, his parliamentary constituency before this year’s general elections. Presumably, this fits in with his campaign strategy for re-election into parliament.
It is unfortunate that the PM has allowed his own self interest to take priority at VBTC rather than demonstrate any real commitment to the firm words he uttered in his 2012 New Year Message. In case the people of Vanuatu have forgotten, here again are the Honourable Prime Minister’s words:
“Long tisfala niu yia, bambae bigfala objektiv blong mi olsem Praem Minista hemi blong mekem se Pablik Service blong yumi hemi bikam mo strong. Bambae ikat fulap investigesen mo lukluk long wok blong fulap dipatmen. Korapsen mo fasin blong Fraud we istap insaed long kafman whether long level blong politik o long level blong pablik servants imas finis.”
[“In this new year, my main objective as Prime Minister is to ensure that our Public Service is strengthened. There will be lots of investigations into the work of numerous departments. The corrupt and fraudulent activities happening in government, whether at the political level or civil servant level must end.”]