The man, who wanted his name withheld, said constituents found out that MP Dickson Mua approved the constituency tourism funding of $200,000 for his wife and other projects to relatives.
“This is not fair to everyone, whether Mrs Mua satisfied all required processes,” he said.
The man claimed that other recipients were family members and relatives of the MP
“This is unfair for the rural people in villages who also needed this money.
“This was exact what the Small Malaita MP was accused of recently.”
Mr Mua when contacted confirmed that his wife is one of the recipients but denied awarding relatives and close friends the projects.
He said the approved project was for transportation and tours, “but to say the projects all went to my relatives and or close friends was not true”.
He said only six people applied for the funding and that their applications were all approved.
“It is sad to see people complain but when the opportunity came, they did not even make an effort to apply for the projects.
“I already told them during my tours that more than $500,000 was the constituency’s tourism fund and encouraged them to apply, yet only six applied.”
Mr Mua added the funds for the six approved projects are yet to be released.
He stressed that constituents should not sit back and raise complaints but make efforts to apply for the various constituency funding.
Mr Mua said he welcomed those who raised their concern as they have the right to do so.
By Jennifer Kakai
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