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Financial members of the Solomon Islands national teachers association credit union are frustrated with the continuous delay of payment from their savings.

About 20 members were confirmed to receive their payment last Friday and yesterday but to their dismay the office was closed the whole day.

This has prompted the members to express their frustration through the media.

The members expressed that they were frustrated over how the chairman and its executive handle their funds because they promised to make payment last Friday and yesterday but nothing has been done.

 One of the long serving member of the fund Resina Niuni who claimed she has a share of SBD$38,000 said she is now worried about her savings.

She said since she joined the fund around 1990’s she only withdraw once in 2008 but up until yesterday she did not receive her shares.

Another member who is now a retired teacher John Maesiola said he wants his shares to be fully paid off.

He said he was surprised to be informed that his shares will be paid on an instalment of $500 until his shares it is fully paid.

“Retired teachers who are member of the savings should have their share fully paid off as they will no longer member of the funds,” he said.

Another member Ishmael Ou’ou who claimed his has a share of $SBD$32,000 said SINTA credit union has over deducted him while he has already paid off his loan in 2006.

The Solomon Star could not reach SINTA credit union chairman Donald Kura for his respond.

However SINTA  national executive presidentSamson Faisi said he sympathizes with the members.

He said SINTA credit union is operating independently and so he has no influence on the fund.

However he said the national executive will converge a meeting and will work together with the members to address the issue.

He said if something is going on wrong the national executives will work the members to call for a petition to remove the executive.

By Charles Kadamana