Makira Voters Travel to Constituencies ahead of Polling Day

Makira Voters Travel to Constituencies ahead of Polling Day

By Linton Kere in Kirakira
Voters in Makira Province are making their way from Kirakira to their respective constituencies ahead of the polling day on April 17th.

West Makira Voter, Carlos Rihu.

SIBC Team on the ground spoke with voters from West Makira Constituency who are looking forward to cast their votes in the country’s historic joint election.

West Makira voter, Carlos Rihu says it will cost him around $200 to travel to his polling station to cast his vote.

” Despite the cost incurred, my hope is to elect a leader who will address development challenges such as road infrastructures to lessen the costs incurred when travelling by ships, and to boost our local economy through efficient trading,” he said.

International election observers have also been sighted at Kirakira ahead of the polling day.

Meanwhile, Election Manager for Makira Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabuhau told SIBC that preparations are going well for the deployment of officers and ballot papers.

He said they are being assisted by the Australia and New Zealand Defence Force on the deployment of election materials and officials to the constituencies around the province.


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