While the heading mentioned Bita’ama Community Housing Project on the move with a show photograph of the two brothers being the recipients of the 10 Petrol drums, cannot left unchallenged in the midst of controversial propagandas.
This is a professional joking game by those who appeared on the photograph wishing to gain favour in public eyes and brainwash the rural community for their own gains and benefits.
I pray and only wish the community dwellers realise these self-centered interests’ tactics and seek legal challenge of the MOU that was signed at night during the crowning of Emmanuel Tigi as an Aofia and presented him with 50 shell money (tafuli ae) to seal the crowning ceremony in 2010.
Who was on the wining side during the ceremony?
I suppose the Aofia (Director of Bita’ama Community and Tribal Save the Dolphin) and his cohorts, while the poor community dwellers were the losers and continue to lose in the face of ignorance and corrupt dealings.
The total worth of the shell money and local food contributed during the ceremony costs the rural people dearly.
I was at Bita’ama to watch the crowning and the signing ceremony, and aware the MOU was not given to the community leaders to read through for comments before the signing.
Even worst the MOU was brought by a foreigner to Bita’ama at night to sign in a hurry because he was very busy and had to return to Honiara early the next morning.
I don not know where he comes from but I would whole-heartedly believe he was from Earth Island Institute. On the signing night they promised hundreds and thousands of dollars will follow suit.
Before the signing Mr Tigi and his committee had promised to give hundreds and thousands of dollars for each tribe or household.
Bita’ama community becomes a million-air tomorrow; that was the chorus sang in many homes around Bita’ama and North Malaita region.
I was also excited that time and requested an unpaid leave from my employer to go home hoping to receive a little portion of that money being a woman in the tribe but second priority on the land rights according to Malaita tradition.
I was hoping the incurred costs will be repaid in full when I arrived home. Sadly, saying, I was also a loser with my other tribesmen and women.
Chairman of the Community, please tell the truth and do not hide under the community’s name for own benefits.
What is your motive to appear in the Solomon Star each time you are in Honiara?
Where are the hundreds of thousands dollars you promised to our people at the signing ceremony in 2010? The contents of the MOU were unknown as it was signed at night.
Could you answer these questions Mr Chairman of the community? Because you are keen to appear in Solomon Star could you publish your explanations in Solomon star as a matter of transparency?
- Is the housing project included in the MOU or just a diversion of original plans to address your self- centered- interest tactics and misappropriation strategies to blindfold the people?
- If the housing project was your intention to assist our people, why did you promise thousands of dollars to each household even after signing the MOU? Hiding a failure to gain favour from the community is a serious mistake from the Director and of the project and Earth Island Institute. They must be held accountable to their actions and should explain it fully to the people.
- How many houses were built so far since 2010?
- Could you submit a list of home owners and at which villages in the community had benefited from the housing scheme since 2010?
your work plan how many houses are expected to be built each year and when will
the project expected to complete?
§ Do you have a Monitoring and Evaluation process to measure your achievements?
§ Do you conduct Annual General Meeting’s for general tribesmen and women for update on the MOU and your work plans?Appearance in the Solomon Star is trying to gain credit to the public on false information of which the reality is not forth coming or invisible.
Being a community resident of the so call community project chaired by Mr Tigi, we are waiting till today to receive your promised money benefit since the signing of the MOU in 2010.
on this issue is on the floor for comments from those concern beneficiaries.
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