Dear Editor – Thank you Francis Maelia for responding to my article released in the Island Sun News paper on Friday 19th May 2017, regarding the above subject.
In fact our committees do not release any informations to the remaining current serving members of RSIPF, and the outgoing members that the claim submitted to S.I. Government is now approved, dated at the Ministry of Finance and Treasury and ready to pay out.
It’s just an information or rumours circulated by someone who’s trying to make jokes and funny on this issue which resulted on those unfounded allegations and rumours which you received and heard that troubles you.
The amount of $300,000.00 each proposed and put in the claim by the mandated committee it’s just a negotiating amount or figure, so why you so focal and concern about it, it all depend on Government on how much is going to offer during negotiation.
The essential services you’ve mentioned in your article, plus the infrastructure students allowance, Public Service salary increment, and LSB payments plus what we are trying to put forward here to the Government, its government’s obligation and commitment to shoulder when funds are available.
So what do you expect? You expect things to happen overnight like when you put cray fish (Ura) on the fire and it turns red at the same time, like I’ve said in my previous article that the border issue takes 16 years before the police officers deployed to serve at the border just took their claim payments, so why you so concern about that, you need to be patient.
Or if you’re same one outside trying to disrupt this issue, which doesn’t concern you, then I’m calling on you to stay out of this issue.
Lastly may I appeal to you members of the committees which we are mandated to handle this matter (claim) to the Government to stop spreading false rumours or information to our members, you must tell them the truth when they ask you for update.
To you my friend Francis Maelia let’s stop debating this issue on the media, but allow the mandated committees to handle the matter rather than debating this issue on the media which will not come to any conclusion, but will cause something like rain to fall on us.
Henry B. Khaki
Mandated Chairman of the Sub-committee