A CONCERN chief from East Kwara’ae Malaita province is calling on the Honiara City Council (HCC) to address illegal settlements and the number of scavengers at the Ranadi dump site, East Honiara.
Abraham Misitana upon seeing them last week revealed that this is very bad to learn from.
“I want the city council with its demolition policy and 7 meter by law to address this issue,” he said.
He said, he visited the site last week and noticed that people living in that area dialects from Malaitan.
“And it makes me feel ashame and concern. So HCC must do something about it.”
He said, in the past, government and orgnisations have assisted those living there to return to their home villages in the province.
“But now there are many more returning and living in the area to collect rubbish for their survival.”
Former Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has revealed that his government has assisted these people through a housing scheme and sent them back home.
But one source from Auki revealed that some of them arrived, sold all their belongings and returned to Honiara.
Mr Misitana said something must be done, adding that those whose relatives are residing there must help to convince them and offer them land so that they can return and live a healthy normal life.
He added that its sad to see young children as well living at the dump site.
By LESLEY SANGA