Trawen: Political parties need to take more responsibility

National, Normal

The National, Monday 20th May 2013

 UPHOLDING compliance by political parties is the main task the board of the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission will assume, acting chairman Andrew Trawen says. 

He said compliance by the political parties in their functions and responsibilities had lacked standard recently and the board was now focused on improving responsibilities in the administration of  parties. 

Trawen spoke at the swearing in of political party registrar Dr Alphonse Gelu and parliament clerk Vela Konivaro. 

“Non-compliance of the organic law is a very critical issue the board is focused on. For example, the submitting of financial reports on time, their functions as political parties and attending to matters of concern with the registry,” he said. 

The board established under the Constitution comprises six members, with a community representation from women and churches.

Current members of the board include Trawen, Gelu, Konivaro, Director of National Economic and Fiscal Commission Hohora Suve and academic Dr Ovoru Sepoe.