OPPOSITION WELCOMED PM’s REVIEW OF MALAITA PROJECTS

A map of Malaita Province. Photo credit: SIBC.

A map of Malaita Province. Photo credit: SIBC.

The Parliamentary Opposition Group has welcomed Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s proposal to review major projects in Malaita Province.

But Opposition Group cautions, Prime Minister’s admittance that major projects in Malaita needs reviewing is an indication that the DCCG strategy for Malaita was nothing but a failure.

The Opposition made this comment following a meeting between the Prime Minister and the Malaita Provincial Government Executive last week.

Prime Minister acknowledged his Government needs to reorganize its approach in implementing national projects on Malaita.

The statement adds, the approach and development model for Malaita has no clear policy direction for the earmarked projects, instead an unrealistic wish list that only raises too much expectation from the people.

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Opposition welcomes the notion that the whole approach on Malaita be reviewed for the best interest of the people and not be used as a propaganda tool.

The statement adds, the Prime Minister must live up to his promises for Malaita given that a lot of the promises to the people for this year have been nothing but sweet talk.

The East Road Emergency work which was promised to be implemented by early October this year and the bridge replacements for North, East and South Malaita earmarked to be implemented by the end of 2015 is among this projects.

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