Tue, 25 July 2017
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South Guadalcanal MP urged to help

People from South Guadalcanal constituency have expressed grave concerns over their Member of Parliament’s failure to provide relief assistance following last month’s flooding.

South Guadalcanal’s Weathercoast is one of hardest-hit areas during the recent heavy rains which destroyed food gardens and water supply systems in the region.

South Guadalcanal people who reside in other parts of Guadalcanal including the Tina River Basin continue to suffer despite the recent approval and release of $300,000 through each MP to assist affected families in their constituencies.

Reports said chiefs and community leaders from South Guadalcanal have been calling on their MP David Day Pacha for assistance but nothing has been forthcoming.

Spokesperson for the victims Miseli Pituatu of Veratabao village, along the Tina River basin, said people are suffering from hunger but calls on their MP has fallen on deaf ears.

He said some MPs have been responding immediately to the needs of their people but Mr Pacha has done nothing to help his people.

“Mr Pacha should know that the Government process of providing assistance is often slow because it depends on needs assessments and he has $300,000 at his disposal to provide immediate assistance to his people,” Miseli said.

“We know that the money was intended for relief assistance but we continue to suffer today because of the negligence of our MP,” he added.

Comments are being sought from MP Pacha, who could not be immediately reached for comments.

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