DESPITE all the negative criticisms against the Malaita Think Tank Group, work is progressing well with resource owners in supporting government’s plan to see development happening on Malaita.
Chairman of Think Tank Taskforce Barnabas Henson said this in responses to criticisms made by some people from the province.
He said they expect criticism from people and they accept their negative comments about the Think Tank Group.
Clerk to Malaita provincial government Matthew Maefai was the latest in condemning the task force by labeling them as waste of government resources and time.
The group is appointed by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to carry out consultancy work in Malaita province.
However Mr Maefai said the group had nothing to contribute to the development of this country.
He said this so called Think Tank group wasted their time in Malaita, because their purpose of being there to deal with resource owners of the province had failed, since many people did not agree with their work as well as their presence in the island.
“The Think Tank group had been there in the province for long time now and they have not convinced any Malaitan on their work, as many people continues to gossip about them, for failing to perform their job well.”
But Mr Henson said their consultation with the province and the landowners is progressing on a positive trend, as resource owners are willingly gave in their support to see projects in the island moving to the next stage of development.
He said five tribes of Bina harbor are very supportive of their work in the province and they are ready to work with Thinkt Tank and the government to move the project forward.
He added their report has been adopted by the provincial executive, as they prepare to work hand in hand with the national government and tribes of Bina harbor to facilitate the pilot scheme of Bina to carry forward.
By AATAI JOHN