MORE than 50 constituents of East, Central, and West Honiara have called on the government to find ways in revising the current structure of the Constituency Development Funds (CDF).
They made a call during a two-day CDF training that was conducted by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) last week, at the SIDT conference room in Honiara.
“We are a group of women, youths, elder, church leaders and few Non-Government Organization workers that work on community development in Honiara.
“What we found out with regards to the current structure of the CDF is very deprived and does not represent the whole of the constituency.
“We are calling for an equal share of the CDF,” they said.
The group added that the way that the current structure works does not have any tangible effect to the voters.
“Currently, CDF has no tangible effects in communities in Honiara as well as in other constituencies in the country.
“People hear and see it but they do not feel it.
“Some said that they got kicked out for not voting the MP which is sad,” the group said.
Meanwhile, they have also made a call to the government for wider consultation, restructuring, redrafting and remapping of the structure of the CDF so that people can see and feel the impact of the CDF in the constituencies in the country.
By RONALD FLIER TOITO’ONA