A prominent Chief of East Are’Are Constituency was pleased to hear about some of the major development projects for East Are’Are Constituency being proposed by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) highlighted in its policy statement.
Chief Michael Aitoreain a statement thankedthe Prime Ministership of ManassehSogavare for registering their development projects in the government development calendar.
East Are’Are constituency has been recorded in the Solomon Islands history book, comparing to other constituencies in the Solomon Islands, of staging the first Prime Minister of country.
“A history that we always proud of. However, in terms of development, past government has ignored us, we are still struggling of inadequate infrastructure such as poor shipping services, inaccessibility to roads, poor medical services, inaccessibility to banking services, inaccessibility to high institutions and list goes on.”
Chief Aitorea,acknowledged the East Are’Are MP, Hon. Andrew Manepora’a for voicing out his people concerns and happy to see major projects like; Masupa Mini Cannery Project; East Are’Are Constituency Development Centre; East Are’Are Constituency road project; East Are’Are Shipping Project; East Are’Are Mini Hospital and East Are’Are Airstrip Project.
Chief Aitorea want to appeal to all resource owners to start preparing for the implementation of these projects.
“I know that it will not be timely as we expect depends on government budget and other funding availability.
“But I kindly call on all landowners to work together to achieve what we are asking for. Any outstanding issues must be iron out peacefully and respectfully.
“East Are’Are Constituency should now learned lessons from majors projects like Bina Harbour, Aluta Basin, Waisisi Palm Oil and others which have been mapped in SIG calendar for Malaita by past governments sounding like music in our ears over the years but nothing has eventuated. This is where East Are’Are Constituency must learn from, ensuring there is no excuse of land disputes.
“Recalling to my times, before development was centered at national capital areas and urban areas such as provincial headquarters.Today is different, the implementation strategy shift to center on us the landowners since we are the owners, users, license holders, occupiers and beneficiaries etc.
“May I call on my people of East Are’Are Constituency, let us put aside any ill-feelings, political grievances amongst key landowners and key stakeholders so that implementation of these projects can be done successfully.”