The woman, who asked not to be named, said the girl moved around asking food and drinks from those she met.
“Sometimes, she slept in front of shops,” the mother said.
She said the girl is believed to be from the Borderline area but had wandered off and seemed to have now lived in the Kukum area.
“I wonder whether her relatives or parents have any concerns for her at all. My fear is she might be sexually abused.”
Savina Nogebatu of People with Disability Solomon Islands when contacted said she was concerned about the report.
She called on relatives of the girl to look for her and return her home.
“In any case, it is the responsibility of family members to care for relatives living with disability,” Ms Nongebatu said.
She said her organisation is working to have inclusive policies in all sectors so that when such issues arise, they would attend to it.
“Cases like this made me more determined to complete the policy so that we could attend to disadvantaged members of our community.”
By Trixie Carter
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