Dear Editor – Thank you for allowing me space in your paper to express something of grave concern to the good people of Central Kwara’ae, Malaita.
This is regarding our political leadership. Last week, the MP and his delegation visited the constituency.
This was a visit that came quiet late because during the past four years, the MP was never to be seen until this visit last week.
Quiet surprisingly, a few people approached him to follow up on some matters and a man from Fiu village was one.
He asked the CDO if he could get some assistance from the MP in order for him to go and get his wife who is in the Northern part of Malaita.
I don’t know what their problem was but the CDO allegedly slapped him on the face. Maybe for something else but this was terrible.
I do not want to dwell on this incident but I write to bring only one message to the good people of Central Kwara’ae.
The message is ‘Let us vote wisely in this coming election – vote for a woman candidate.
We have voted in men in the past years. All we get was self-service. The past four years is the worst in the history of Central Kwara’ae.
Are we going to repeat these same mistakes again? God gave us wisdom to make wise decisions, so let us make use of that so that we can see God’s blessing at work.
From Fiu village to villages in the West Kwaio villages bordering Central Kwara’ae constituency, let us vote for a woman.
There are two women candidates that I heard wanted to stand in our constituency. Let us vote one in. It is time for a change.
Women we know are caring and are responsible. When they live in a house, they always ensure their children are well fed and receive maximum benefit to improve their welfare. She never neglects her children. She ensures her house is in order and has a heart for everyone.
But when a house has only a man, you know the mess that house is going to be in both financially and physically in the home.
And lest we forget, good decisions are made by both a man and a woman of the house, so we need that mixture in the house next term.
Therefore my good people of Central Kwara’ae, look at all our candidates that are going to be confirmed and choose wisely. Look at each candidate, asses and look back at their backgrounds and past deeds.
Some will have really bad past records. Mind you, they will be worse when given the political power to lead. So better not cast your only ballot on such characters.
I would like to remind us to look different this round of election – different in a way that the decision brings change, and that change can only be seen if we try something really different such as voting in a woman. It worth trying, because we have tried empowering men over all these years but get nothing beneficial in terms of livelihood improvements.
It our choice, it’s our power that we are giving away. Do not let money dictate our votes. Accept whatever money someone offer you if you cannot stand a temptation, but the last minute when you are about to put that tick on your ballot paper is very crucial and only you will know.
So tick a candidate that you think is the best that can bring change and forget about whoever help you with money on the night before the election day. Forget about who you follow and support for money. Tick that candidate that can bring change for a better.
And lastly, let’s vote someone educated that knows how to tap funding and can speak on our behalf on the floor of parliament. We the people of Central Kwara’ae were never heard on the floor of parliament in the past four years. Let’s be heard this round by casting our ballot paper wisely.
God bless Central Kwara’ae.
Concern CK constituent