Happy birthday to Ruth Liloqula, who celebrates her birthday 4 August. Ruth is chief executive of Transparency Solomon Islands. In 2019, she won the Transparency International Amalia Award in the Professional Excellence category, and in 2019 she was awarded an OBE for public services and community development.
Liloqula has long been a leader in her country. She is the first Solomon Islander to hold the posts of Government Plant Pathologist and Director of Research in the Ministry of Agriculture. She has also held the positions of Permanent Secretary Ministry of Police, and National Security. In 2007 she was appointed a Secretary to Cabinet, becoming the first woman to hold such a position.
You can see Ruth in action here Ruth talking about the extension of parliament under COVID and the Constituency Development Funds.