The National Sports Council (NSC) has described the response from the Member of Parliament for East Honiara, Honourable Douglas Ete as a very lame excuse.
It was reported that Mr Ete has funded a building claiming to be a clinic on the proposed land for the international sports stadium.
When contacted on the issue yesterday Mr Ete said he was not aware that it was going to be constructed on the national stadium land.
“From what I was told, the clinic is going to be built outside of the stadium land on someone’s property,” he said.
But the NSC said it was a lame excuse from a national leader since he should have known at first before funding the clinic building.
“As a leader he should have known which processes to follow, he should have reached the responsible authorities such as the Honiara City Council (HCC) or the ministry of lands to confirm the availability of land before constructing the clinic building.
“This is a lame excuse, this is a political move,” NSC Chief Executive Officer, David Firisua said yesterday.
Mr Ete has admitted approving constituency funds for a clinic to be built in the Burns Creek area, but he denied encouraging the settlers there to build the clinic on the stadium and also slammed claims he was doing it for political gains.
“My involvement in this clinic project was done in good faith and not for any political motives,” he said.
By CARLOS ARUAFU
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