MEMBER of Parliament for East Central Guadalcanal and Minister for Justice and legal Affairs Ishmael Avui, has visited Vatubulu polling station in the Valasi ward last Saturday.
As the first return after the election, he was welcomed by a marching band.
Surrounding communities members gathered and were glad to witness for themselves the prompt thank-you visit after the election.
“This is quiet reassuring. Normally we do not have our elected leaders visiting us, not in the highlands.”
Chief Simon Jari welcomed Avui and his delegation and expressed their sincere gratitude with the leader’s visit.
“It is really pleasing to see our national leader coming to a place where past leaders always ignore.
“We are particularly pleased that our concerns can be expressed directly.”
After the Christmas festive season and the New Year celebrations, Mr Avui made a series of visits and held meetings already covering polling stations which include Babasu, Totongo and Nangali polling stations respectively.
His main intentions for such visits were purposely to firstly thank his people and voters for placing their trust and confidence in him to lead them for the next four years as their MP.
Another reason was for him to establish zone committees in the respective polling stations within the constituency and to update his constituents of the current ruling DCC government’s important policies and programs and of whereabouts assistance could be channeled down to reach the rural communities such as theirs.
Mr Avui confirmed that all other remaining polling stations and zones will be covered.
His next visit will be to cover the Tolunatete polling station and surrounding communities and then to Aola ward.